Changes in Function, Pain, Self-image, and Mental Health in AIS Patients after Posterior Spinal Fusion with All Pedicle Screw Construct Using SRS-22 Questionnaire on Mobile Devices
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AbstractIntroduction: Although AIS patients with abnormal sagittal balance are frequently observed, it has been difficult to study. Changes in their body functionality, pain perception, self-image, and mental health after PISF have not yet been studied in this specific group of patients. This study aimed to investigate the changes in quality of life using SRS-22 on mobile devices.

Methods: AIS patients who had undergone posterior spinal fusion from 2014 with at least 18 months’ follow-up were recruited for study. iPad-friendly cloud-based SRS-22 questionnaire developed in-house was delivered and completed before, before discharge after surgery, and at follow-up. Comparisons of domain scores (function, pain, self-image, and mental health) and mean total score following scoring instructions collected before and different time points after surgery were carried out.

Results: Twelve patients completed SRS-22 before and at least once after surgery. No significant difference in the domain and mean scores was found before and 6 months or less after surgery. Function (3.87 vs. 4.63, p=0.097) and mean total score (3.79 vs. 4.33, p=0.065) were likely to be improved after 1 year of surgery. Similar observations were noted in pain management (4.23 vs. 4.70) and mental health (3.93 vs. 4.53).

Conclusion: AIS patients with abnormal coronal and sagittal parameters corrected by PISF tended to enjoy better functionality and overall quality of life more than 1 year after surgery. Better pain management and mental health have yet to be proved after collecting more patients.
All Author(s) ListBKW Ng, WW Chau, JCY Cheng
Name of ConferenceHong Kong Orthopaedic Association 37th Annual Congress 2017
Start Date of Conference04/11/2017
End Date of Conference05/11/2017
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
Proceedings TitleThe Proceedings of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 37th Annual Congress 2017
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages101 - 101
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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