Tag: PROMS

Study assesses reliability of PROM score change in spine surgery research

Changes in patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) scores must be considerable in order to distinguish a true change from random error in degenerative lumbar spine...
Patient-reported functional outcomes vary considerably after lumbar spinal fusion surgery

Patient factors explain variation in function after lumbar surgery

Patient-reported functional outcomes vary considerably after lumbar spinal fusion surgery, a study conducted by David Flum (University of Washington Surgical Outcomes Research Center; Washington;...

Operative versus non-operative decision-making of experienced surgeons “may be emulated with...

A recent study developed models capable of “excellent discrimination” between operative and non-operative management of patients based solely on baseline preoperative values. According to...

Refining and defining outcome measures in spine surgery

 Philip Sell (Leicester and Nottingham, UK) tells Spinal News International that as the field of spine surgery evolves from using generic to more specific...

Many surgeons do not use patient-reported outcome measures in spine care

Almost one third of spine surgeons do not routinely use patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). This was the result presented by Asdrubal Falavigna (Department...