ERIC Number: EJ587234
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
The Prognostic Importance of Patient Pre-Operative Expectations of Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
Iversen, Maura D.; Daltroy, Lawren H.; Fossel, Anne H.; Katz, Jeffrey N.
Patient Education and Counseling, v34 n2 p169-78 Jun 1998
Examines patients (N=257) with lumbar spinal stenosis preoperatively and at six months to relate patient expectation to baseline function and pain and to determine how patient expectations and preoperative function interact to predict postoperative outcomes. Results show that patients with many preoperative expectations, particularly those with low baseline function, reported more improvement in postoperative function than patients with few expectations. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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