volume 26, issue 4, P460-465 2011
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2011.641618
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Abstract: Patients with degenerative spinal disorders awaiting surgery on the NHS have significantly impaired QoL in multiple domains as well as other functional and mood disorders. Not only are their scores worse than a brain tumour cohort but they are also worse than many cancer cohorts described in the literature using the EORTC QLQ C30. These findings suggest that preoperative care, assessment and management of NHS patients with degenerative spinal disorders could be improved and that the EORTC QLQ C30 may be a usef…

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