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Measurement of outcome in lumbar spine surgery

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Title: Measurement of outcome in lumbar spine surgery
Other Titles: Validity and interpretability of frequently used outcome measures in the Swespine register
Authors: Parai, Catharina
Issue Date: 2-Apr-2020
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Clinical Sciences. Department of Orthopaedics
Parts of work: I. Catharina Parai, Olle Hägg, Bengt Lind, Helena Brisby. The value of patient global assessment in lumbar spine surgery, an evaluation based on more than 90,000 patients. Eur Spine J (2018) 27:554–563.

II. Catharina Parai, Olle Hägg, Bengt Lind, Helena Brisby. Follow-up of de- generative lumbar spine surgery ‒ PROMS stabilize after 1 year: an equiva- lence study based on Swespine data. Eur Spine J. 2019 Sep;28(9):2187-2197.

III. Catharina Parai, Olle Hägg, Bengt Lind, Helena Brisby. ISSLS prize in clinical science 2020: the reliability and interpretability of score change in lumbar spine research. Eur Spine J. 2019 Nov 23.

IV. Catharina Parai, Olle Hägg, Carl Willers, Bengt Lind, Helena Brisby. Characteristics and predicted outcome of patients lost to follow-up after de- generative lumbar spine surgery. Submitted.
Date of Defence: 2020-04-24
Disputation: Fredagen den 24 april 2020, kl. 9.00, R-aulan, Göteborgsvägen 31, Mölndal
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: spine register
disc herniation
spinal stenosis
degenerative disc disorder
patient-reported outcome measure
Global Assessment
minimal important change
smallest detectable change
retest reliability
non-response to follow-up
measurement of change
Abstract: BACKGROUND. The purpose of elective lumbar spine surgery is mainly to reduce pain and to improve physical function and quality of life. The quality and results of the interventions are monitored in the Swedish spine register, Swespine. The large quantities of data offer unique opportunities to improve quality of care, decrease costs and enable benchmarking. For register-based data to be useful, however, the quality must be high, the variables must be carefully selected to ensure relevant data co... more
ISBN: 978-91-7833-796-5 (PRINT)
978-91-7833-792-2 (PDF)
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