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YOSHINO, Caio Vargas and RODRIGUES, Luciano Miller Reis. Evaluation of quality of life in patients with over 60 years undergoing surgery for lumbar canal stenosis. Coluna/Columna [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.1, pp.39-41. ISSN 1808-1851. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1808-18512012000100008.
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate changes in quality of life before and after lumbar arthrodesis surgery by means of questionnaires Owestry Disablity Index (ODI), Roland-Morris (RM) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). METHODS: We evaluated the changes in the questionnaires (ODI, RM and VAS) in the preoperative period, 1 week, 1 month, 2 months, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years after surgery. RESULTS: We studied 38 patients aged over 60 with follow up of at least two years. An improvement of 55.94% in ODI, of 49.18% in RM and 39.48% in VAS was observed. CONCLUSION: The results show an improvement in the indices studied, with rates similar to previous studies, despite the discrepancy among the various studies and the lack of data on our population.
Keywords : Arthrodesis; Lumbar vertebrae; Spinal fusion; Quality of Life.