The Low-Again Final result Scale and the Oswestry incapacity index: are they reflective of affected person satisfaction after discectomy? A cross sectional research.
J Backbone Surg. 2017 Dec;three(four):554-560
Authors: Azimi P, Benzel EC
Background: The Low-Again Final result Scale (LBOS) of Greenough and Fraser and the Oswestry incapacity index (ODI) have been in comparison with the affected person satisfaction index (PSI) in lumbar disc herniation (LDH) surgical procedure.
Strategies: A complete of 134 sufferers who underwent discectomy have been adopted via evaluation of pre- and post-surgical satisfaction by the PSI, the LBOS, and the ODI. The LBOS have been rated as happy if the outcomes have been glorious or good and as dissatisfied if honest and poor. Contemplating the ODI, clinically happy was outlined as a 13-point enchancment from the baseline ODI scores. Phi (?) correlation evaluation was used to check the correlation among the many PSI, the LBOS and the ODI scores as proxy for sufferers’ satisfaction.
Outcomes: Imply age of sufferers was 48.9 years. Important enchancment from the pre- to post-operative ODI scores was noticed. Put up-surgical satisfaction primarily based on the PSI, the ODI, and the LBOS have been 70.9%, 76.eight%, and 81.three%, respectively. Concerning affected person satisfaction, there have been weak associations between LBOS vs. PSI and ODI vs. PSI (?=-Zero.054, P=Zero.533) and (?=-Zero.129, P=Zero.136), respectively.
Conclusions: Our research confirmed that the ODI and the LBOS weren’t reflective of sufferers’ satisfaction after discectomy.
PMID: 29354731 [PubMed]