Decision Analysis in Quest of the Ideal Treatment in Adult Spinal Deformity Adjusted for Minimum Clinically Important Difference


Acaroglu E., YÜKSEL S., Ateş C. , Ayhan S., Bahadir S., Nabi V., ...More

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.142, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 142
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.06.208
  • Title of Journal : WORLD NEUROSURGERY

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Surgery appears to yield better results in adult spinal deformity treatment when fixed minimum clinically important difference values are used to define success. Our objective was to analyze utilities and improvement provided by surgical versus nonsurgical treatment at 2 years using Oswestry Disability Index with treatment-specific minimum clinically important difference values.