Utility of minimum clinically important difference in assessing pain, disability, and health state after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.

@article{Parker2011UtilityOM,
  title={Utility of minimum clinically important difference in assessing pain, disability, and health state after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.},
  author={Scott L. Parker and Owoicho Adogwa and Alexandra R. Paul and William N. Anderson and Oran S Aaronson and Joseph Cheng and Matthew J. McGirt},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={598-604}
}
OBJECT Outcome studies for spine surgery rely on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) to assess treatment effects. Commonly used health-related quality-of-life questionnaires include the following scales: back pain and leg pain visual analog scale (BP-VAS and LP-VAS); the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI); and the EuroQol-5D health survey (EQ-5D). A shortcoming of these questionnaires is that their numerical scores lack a direct meaning or clinical significance. Because of this, the concept of the… CONTINUE READING

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