Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 2: assessment of functional outcome

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Dailey, Andrew T.
Other Author Resnick, Daniel K.; Choudhri, Tanvir F.; Groff, Michael W.; Khoo, Larry; Matz, Paul G.; Mummaneni, Praveen; Watters III, William C.; Wang, Jeffrey; Walters, Beverly C.; Hadley, Mark N.
Title Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 2: assessment of functional outcome
Date 2005
Description Standards. It is recommended that functional outcome be measured in patients treated for low-back pain due to degenerative disease of the lumbar spine by using reliable, valid, and responsive scales. Examples of these scales in the low-back pain population include the following: The Spinal Stenosis Survey of Stucki, Waddell-Main Questionnaire, RMDQ, DPQ, QPDS, SIP, Million Scale, LBPR Scale, ODI, the Short Form-12, the JOA system, the CBSQ, and the North American Spine Society Lumbar Spine Outcome Assessment Instrument. Guidelines. There is insufficient evidence to recommend a guideline for assessment of functional outcome following fusion for lumbar degenerative disease. Options. Patient satisfaction scales are recommended for use as outcome measures in retrospective case series, where better alternatives are not available. Patient satisfaction scales are not reliable for the assessment of outcome following intervention for low-back pain.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Volume 2
Issue 6
First Page 639
Last Page 646
Subject Lumbar fusion; Lumbar spine; Degenerative disease; Practice guidelines; Treatment outcome; Functional outcome
Subject LCSH Lumbar vertebrae; Lumbar vertebrae -- Surgery
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Resnick, D. K., Choudhri, T. F., Dailey, A. T., Groff, M. W., Khoo, L., Matz, P. G., Mummaneni, P., Watters III, W. C., Wang, J., Walters, B. C., & Hadley, M. N. (2005). Guidelines for the performance of fusion procedures for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 2: assessment of functional outcome. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 2(6), 639-46.
Rights Management (c) American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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