Is a condition-specific instrument for patients with low back pain/leg symptoms really necessary? The responsiveness of the Oswestry Disability Index, MODEMS, and the SF-36.

@article{Walsh2003IsAC,
  title={Is a condition-specific instrument for patients with low back pain/leg symptoms really necessary? The responsiveness of the Oswestry Disability Index, MODEMS, and the SF-36.},
  author={Thomas L. Walsh and Brett S. Hanscom and Jon D N Lurie and James N. DO Weinstein},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={607-15}
}
STUDY DESIGN Analysis of longitudinal data collected prospectively from patients seen in 27 National Spine Network member centers across the United States. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the responsiveness of the Oswestry Disability Index, MODEMS scales, and all scales and summary scales of the MOS Short-Form 36 (SF-36) for patients with low back pain/leg symptoms. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The responsiveness of general and condition-specific health status instruments is a key concept for… CONTINUE READING

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