Leg pain and psychological variables predict outcome 2–3 years after lumbar fusion surgery

@article{Abbott2011LegPA,
  title={Leg pain and psychological variables predict outcome 2–3 years after lumbar fusion surgery},
  author={Allan Abbott and Raija Tyni-Lenn{\'e} and Rune Hedlund},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={1626-1634}
}
Prediction studies testing a thorough range of psychological variables in addition to demographic, work-related and clinical variables are lacking in lumbar fusion surgery research. This prospective cohort study aimed at examining predictions of functional disability, back pain and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) 2–3 years after lumbar fusion by regressing nonlinear relations in a multivariate predictive model of pre-surgical variables. Before and 2–3 years after lumbar fusion surgery… CONTINUE READING