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Evaluation of health-related quality of life in patients candidate for spine and other musculoskeletal surgery.
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PMID:  23263224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Despite the high prevalence of musculoskeletal diseases, in Spain there are few data about how these conditions affect the quality of life of individuals. The objective of this study was to assess the quality of life (QOL) of patients candidate for orthopedic surgical treatment using an age-gender adjusted method of QOL scores.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SF-36 Health Survey was administered to 538 patients candidate for surgery between surgical treatment was classified in four groups (lumbar disease, cervical disease, knee arthroplasty, and hip arthroplasty). Associated morbidities were collected retrospectively for all cases using the Charlson co-morbidity index. Univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistical analyses were done to compare the four groups to each other, to the general population mean, and to the age and gender-adjusted population mean.
RESULTS: 234 men and 304 women whose mean age was 58.78 years (19-89) were assessed. Patients candidate for some kind or lumbar surgery had the worst scores in all physical and mental scales as compared to the other disease groups. Patients candidate for knee arthroplasty, had the best quality of life scores in all scales, compared to the other disease groups. Medical conditions had no influence over the summary measures.
CONCLUSION: Presenting the results of SF-36 in standard deviations from the age- and gender-adjusted population mean (T values) leads to a better appreciation of the differences between the various diseases. Patients candidate for surgery of the lumbar spine had a worse QOL, while the QOL in patients candidate for knee arthroplasty was the least affected.
José Antonio Becerra Fontal; Joan Bagó Granell; Josep Garré Olmo; Ramón Roig Busquets; Francisco Peris Prats; Carlos Villanueva Leal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1432-0932     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-20     Completed Date:  2013-12-30     Revised Date:  2014-05-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1002-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / statistics & numerical data*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / statistics & numerical data*
Cervical Vertebrae / surgery
Health Status
Health Surveys
Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures
Quality of Life
Spinal Stenosis / surgery*
Spine / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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