Outcomes instruments that attempt to assess the function and quality of life in patients suffering from various spine conditions are on the increase. This book sets out to evaluate and summarize over 100 outcomes instruments for the spine and its associated diseases.
Spine Outcomes Measures and Instruments is an invaluable tool for spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic surgeons who see spine conditions, physiatrists, family practice physicians, rheumatologists, musculoskeletal pain specialists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and any other health professional that may encounter these outcomes instruments.
The following questions were the impetus behind the development of this book:
- What outcomes are important to patients and clinicians?
- Which questions are used to build a specific outcomes instrument?
- How is a specific instrument scored?
- Is it completed by the clinician or the patient?
- Has the instrument undergone validity or reliability testing?
- In what population was it validated, and how did it perform?
Outcomes instruments from the following "core" domains are summarized
and evaluated in this book:
- Function specific to the lumbar and cervical spines as well as specific diseases such as osteoporosis, spinal deformity, spinal stenosis, and neurological injuries
- Disability (physical)
- Disability (psychosocial)
- Patient satisfaction