The prediction of outcome in somatised patients undergoing elective lumbar surgery.

@article{Okoro2009ThePO,
  title={The prediction of outcome in somatised patients undergoing elective lumbar surgery.},
  author={Tosan Okoro and Philip J. Sell},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={517-21}
}
We compared a group of 46 somatised patients with a control group of 41 non-somatised patients who had undergone elective surgery to the lumbar spine in an attempt to identify pre-operative factors which could predict the outcome. In a prospective single-centre study, the Distress and Risk Assessment method consisting of a modified somatic perception questionnaire and modified Zung depression index was used pre-operatively to identify somatised patients. The type and number of consultations… CONTINUE READING

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