Minimum clinically important difference of the health-related quality of life scales in adult spinal deformity calculated by latent class analysis: is it appropriate to use the same values for surgical and nonsurgical patients?

YÜKSEL S., Ayhan S., Nabiyev V., Domingo-Sabat M., Vila-Casademunt A., Obeid I., ...More

SPINE JOURNAL, vol.19, no.1, pp.71-78, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.07.005
  • Journal Name: SPINE JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-78
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) parameters have been shown to be reliable and valid in patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD). Minimum clinically important difference (MCID) has become increasingly important to clinicians in evaluating patients with a threshold of improvement that is clinically relevant.