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Quantifying Satisfaction Of Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients In Post-Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery: Establishing Critical JOABPEQ Cutoff Scores London Spine Lumbar Stenosis

The article discusses a retrospective study that aimed to determine the cutoff scores for the Japanese Orthopedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire (JOABPEQ) in assessing patient satisfaction after lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) surgery in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) patients. The study analyzed 136 DLSS patients and found significant postoperative improvements in JOABPEQ scores, particularly in walking ability, social life function, and mental health. The Δwalking ability cutoff was determined to be 25.00, indicating substantial mobility improvement. The study suggests that patient-centered outcomes, as evaluated by JOABPEQ, are crucial in assessing LLIF surgery success and improving patient care and quality of life

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CONCLUSIONS: This study underscores the value of patient-centered outcomes in evaluating LLIF surgery success for DLSS. The identified JOABPEQ cutoff values provide a quantitative tool for assessing patient satisfaction, emphasizing the necessity of comprehensive postoperative evaluations beyond traditional clinical metrics for improved patient care and life quality.

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Abstract Objective: This retrospective study aimed to determine the Japanese Orthopedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire (JOABPEQ) cutoff scores for assessing patient satisfaction post-lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) patients. Methods: Analyzing 136 DLSS patients (83 males, 53 females), the study evaluated demographics, pain (Numeric Rating Scale), and JOABPEQ outcomes,

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Objective: This retrospective study aimed to determine the Japanese Orthopedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire (JOABPEQ) cutoff scores for assessing patient satisfaction post-lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) patients.

Methods: Analyzing 136 DLSS patients (83 males, 53 females), the study evaluated demographics, pain (Numeric Rating Scale), and JOABPEQ outcomes (low back pain, lumbar function, walking ability, social life, mental health). Patient satisfaction was surveyed, and based on their responses, patients were categorized into “Beneficial” and “Non-Beneficial” groups. Statistical analysis encompassed the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, t-tests, Mann-Whitney U test, and Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve analysis for JOABPEQ cutoff determination.

Results: Postoperative improvements in JOABPEQ scores, especially in walking ability, social life function, and mental health, were significant. Pain intensity, assessed using the Numeric Rating Scale, also showed notable reductions. The Δwalking ability cutoff was set at 25.00, indicating substantial mobility improvement. This domain’s area under the curve (AUC) was 0.815 (95% CI: 0.726-0.903), demonstrating high effectiveness in assessing patient satisfaction post-surgery. The study also found no significant differences in complication rates between groups for conditions like transient motor weakness, thigh pain/numbness, and revision surgery.

Conclusions: This study underscores the value of patient-centered outcomes in evaluating LLIF surgery success for DLSS. The identified JOABPEQ cutoff values provide a quantitative tool for assessing patient satisfaction, emphasizing the necessity of comprehensive postoperative evaluations beyond traditional clinical metrics for improved patient care and life quality.

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Quantifying Satisfaction of Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients in Post-Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery: Establishing Critical JOABPEQ Cutoff Scores

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Abstract Objective: This retrospective study aimed to determine the Japanese Orthopedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire (JOABPEQ) cutoff scores for assessing patient satisfaction post-lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) patients. Methods: Analyzing 136 DLSS patients (83 males, 53 females), the study evaluated demographics, pain (Numeric Rating Scale), and JOABPEQ outcomes

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