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Quality-of-life outcome after hallux valgus surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17342454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life before and after hallux valgus surgery. METHODS: A longitudinal study with 94 consecutive patients undergoing hallux valgus surgery. Assessments were made preoperatively and at 12 month postoperatively. Measures used were the quality of life (QoL) according to SF-36, a disease specific score (the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society's clinical rating system for the hallux), the severity of the deformity, the possibility of wearing the preferred choice of shoes and satisfaction with the treatment. The pre- and postoperative QoL scores were compared with the score in the general population. RESULTS: QoL outcomes improved significantly postoperatively regarding bodily pain, vitality, mental health and the mental component summary. The correction of the deformity did not affect the QoL. Regardless of the extent of correction, the choice of shoeware and the degree of satisfaction with surgery were associated with a better QoL. CONCLUSIONS: Hallux valgus patients have worse pain than the general population. Surgery produces a significant improvement in the quality of life. The severity of the deformity did not influence the QoL, however; the free choice of shoeware and the degree of satisfaction with the surgery had a positive effect on the QoL outcome. SF-36 is a relevant tool for evaluating outcome in hallux valgus surgery.
Carlos Saro; Irene Jensen; Urban Lindgren; Li Felländer-Tsai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-03-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0962-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Qual Life Res     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-23     Completed Date:  2007-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9210257     Medline TA:  Qual Life Res     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  731-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Division of Orthopaedics, Karolinska Institute at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, 141 86, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Hallux Valgus / physiopathology,  rehabilitation,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Orthopedic Procedures / adverse effects,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Pain Measurement
Pain, Postoperative
Patient Satisfaction
Postoperative Period
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life*
Sickness Impact Profile
Treatment Outcome*

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