Short-term improvements in disability mediate patient satisfaction after epidural corticosteroid injections for symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis.

@article{Suri2015ShorttermII,
  title={Short-term improvements in disability mediate patient satisfaction after epidural corticosteroid injections for symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis.},
  author={Pradeep Suri and Hristina I Pashova and Patrick J. Heagerty and Jeffrey G. Jarvik and Judith Turner and Bryan A. Comstock and Zoya A Bauer and Thiru Annaswamy and Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic and Ajay D. Wasan and Janna l Friedly},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2015},
  volume={40 17},
  pages={1363-70}
}
STUDY DESIGN Secondary analysis of data from a double-blind randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE To identify mediators of the effect of lumbar epidural injections of corticosteroid plus lidocaine on patient satisfaction at 6 weeks postinjection in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. We hypothesized that short-term (≤3 wk) change in leg pain would be a significant mediator of satisfaction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA No prior studies have identified mediators of effects of epidural… CONTINUE READING