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SF-36 scores in degenerative lumbar spine disorders: Analysis of prospective data from 451 patients.

Zanoli, Gustavo LU ; Jönsson, Bo LU and Strömqvist, Björn LU (2006) In Acta Orthopaedica 77(2). p.298-306
Abstract
Background When using Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in assessing outcomes of treatment, normative data for different diagnoses are needed to allow cross-comparisons of existing and future studies. We determined the SF-36 scores in patients with surgical lumbar spine problems.



Methods This is a prospective observational study of consecutive surgical patients in one institution. In addition to SF-36 questionnaire responses, local pain, radiating pain, analgesic intake and walking ability were recorded, together with several other demographic variables. 451 patients (50% women) with median age 52 (13-88) years, operated from 1998 through 2002, were included in the study.



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Background When using Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in assessing outcomes of treatment, normative data for different diagnoses are needed to allow cross-comparisons of existing and future studies. We determined the SF-36 scores in patients with surgical lumbar spine problems.



Methods This is a prospective observational study of consecutive surgical patients in one institution. In addition to SF-36 questionnaire responses, local pain, radiating pain, analgesic intake and walking ability were recorded, together with several other demographic variables. 451 patients (50% women) with median age 52 (13-88) years, operated from 1998 through 2002, were included in the study.



Results Preoperative SF-36 scores were significantly lower than those derived from previously published material (the general population, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) patients, other samples of non-LBP patients), also with the use of normbased scoring. Sick-leave and worker's compensation seemed to affect perceived Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), but smoking habits did not. Some SF-36 domains showed a possible discriminating pattern between diagnoses.



Interpretation HRQoL reported by patients scheduled for lumbar spine surgery was much worse than for the normal population and for LBP patients. The normative SF-36 values provided may be used as a benchmark in future studies. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Background When using Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in assessing outcomes of treatment, normative data for different diagnoses are needed to allow cross-comparisons of existing and future studies. We determined the SF-36 scores in patients with surgical lumbar spine problems. <br/><br>
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Methods This is a prospective observational study of consecutive surgical patients in one institution. In addition to SF-36 questionnaire responses, local pain, radiating pain, analgesic intake and walking ability were recorded, together with several other demographic variables. 451 patients (50% women) with median age 52 (13-88) years, operated from 1998 through 2002, were included in the study. <br/><br>
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Results Preoperative SF-36 scores were significantly lower than those derived from previously published material (the general population, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) patients, other samples of non-LBP patients), also with the use of normbased scoring. Sick-leave and worker's compensation seemed to affect perceived Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL), but smoking habits did not. Some SF-36 domains showed a possible discriminating pattern between diagnoses. <br/><br>
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Interpretation HRQoL reported by patients scheduled for lumbar spine surgery was much worse than for the normal population and for LBP patients. The normative SF-36 values provided may be used as a benchmark in future studies.},
  author       = {Zanoli, Gustavo and Jönsson, Bo and Strömqvist, Björn},
  issn         = {1745-3682},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {298--306},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Acta Orthopaedica},
  title        = {SF-36 scores in degenerative lumbar spine disorders: Analysis of prospective data from 451 patients.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17453670610046064},
  doi          = {10.1080/17453670610046064},
  volume       = {77},
  year         = {2006},
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