[Preoperative Disability and Its Influencing Factors in Patients With Lumbar Spondylolisthesis].
Hu Li Za Zhi. 2018 Feb;65(1):33-41
Authors: Wu HF, Hsu TL, Hung SH, Tseng YL, Liu CL, Wang TJ
BACKGROUND: Sufferers with lumbar spondylolisthesis sometimes undergo from symptom discomfort and varied levels of incapacity for months or years previous to receiving surgical therapies. Realizing the elements that affect the incapacity standing of those sufferers will assist healthcare suppliers develop efficient preventive measures.
PURPOSE: To discover preoperative incapacity and its vital predictive elements in sufferers with lumbar spondylolisthesis.
METHODS: A predictive correlational design was used and a comfort pattern of eighty-six lumbar spondylolisthesis preoperative sufferers have been recruited from a medical heart in northern Taiwan. Knowledge have been collected utilizing a examine questionnaire, which included the Oswestry incapacity index, the revised geriatric melancholy scale-short type, and a ache numeric ranking scale.
RESULTS: The common incapacity index of the members was 48.52 (SD = 16.14). The a number of linear regression analyses recognized decrease again ache, melancholy, age, and gender as important predictors of preoperative incapacity, collectively explaining 40.9% of the variation in incapacity severity. Being feminine, being older, having a better diploma of decrease again ache, and having melancholy have been considerably related to preoperative incapacity.
CONCLUSIONS / IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The outcomes of the current examine point out that lumbar spondylolisthesis sufferers who’re older in age, feminine, at present experiencing decrease again ache, and affected by melancholy face a better threat of preoperative incapacity. Sufferers in these at-risk classes ought to be assessed actively and supplied with acceptable affected person schooling with the intention to improve their high quality of life.
PMID: 29405018 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]