The benefits of using patient-based methods of assessment. Medium-term results of an observational study of shoulder surgery.

@article{Dawson2001TheBO,
  title={The benefits of using patient-based methods of assessment. Medium-term results of an observational study of shoulder surgery.},
  author={Jill Dawson and Graham O Hill and Ray Fitzpatrick and Andrew Carr},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2001},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={877-82}
}
We carried out a prospective study of 93 patients undergoing surgery for conditions of the rotator cuff during 1994 and 1995. They were assessed before operation and after six months, and four years, using the patient-based Oxford Shoulder Score (OSS), the SF-36 questionnaire and the Constant shoulder score. The response rates were higher for the OSS and SF-36. The correlation coefficients were high (r > 0.5) between all scores at each stage of the study. While all scores improved substantially… CONTINUE READING

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