Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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PART II: POST-OPERATIVE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE EURO QUALITY OF LIFE (EUROQOL) AND OSWESTRY DISABILITY INDEX (ODI) SCORES IN LUMBAR SPINE SURGICAL PATIENTS

FEBRUARY 2012 - VOL.3 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE
OBJECTIVE.

To measure the surgery outcome of patients at 6, 12 and 24 weeks using the Oswestry Disability Index and the Euro Quality of Life (EuroQol)

MATERIALS AND METHODS.

Ninty-three out of a total of 311 patients who underwent spinal surgery at Bangkok Hospital between August 2010 and June 2011 and had completed their 6 months follow up.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION.

The study found that surgery did improve the functionality of patients who had back pain due to radiculopathy, lumbar spinal stenosis, and herniated nucleus pulposus. Measured by ODI and Quality of Life (QOL) methodology, the treatment outcomes showed significant improvement.

Keywords:

Post-Operative Improvements, Lumbar Spine Surgical, Euro Quality of Life,Oswestry Disability Index

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Figure 1:
The comparison of the average Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score at pre-operation, the 6th week, the 12th week, and the 24th week.
Figure 2:
The comparison of the average EuroQol VAS 0-100 at pre-operation, the 6th week, the 12th week, and the 24th week.
Figure 3:
The comparison of the proportion of problems EuroQol-5D at pre operation, the 6th week, the 12th week and the 24th week.
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