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Calidad de Vida y de Salud en General después de la cirugía electiva para la columna cervical. Patologías: Determinación de una métrica válida y sensible de utilidad para el Estado de Salud


Quality of Life and General Health After Elective Surgery for Cervical Spine Pathologies: Determining a Valid and Responsive Metric of Health State Utility

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Chotai S1, Parker SL, Sivaganesan A, Godil SS, McGirt MJ, Devin CJ.

Neurosurgery. 2015 Oct;77(4):553-60. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000886.
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As part of the Affordable Care Act, health utility metrics are being investigated to define a cost-effective, value-based health care model. EuroQOL-5D (EQ-5D) and Short Form-6D (SF-6D) are commonly used quality-of-life instruments. Domains in the EQ-5D questionnaire are thought to be less responsive in measuring quality of life after cervical surgery.


To evaluate the validity and responsiveness of SF-6D and EQ-5D in determining health and quality of life after elective cervical spine surgery.


SF-6D is a more valid and responsive measure of general health and quality of life compared with EQ-5D. SF-6D derived from disease-specific disability scores was more valid and responsive than that derived from the generic preference-based SF-12. Cost-effective studies should use SF-6D as a measure of QALY after cervical spine surgery.


AP, arm painAUC, area under the curveEQ-5D, EuroQol-5DNDI, Neck Disability IndexNP, neck painNRS, Numeric Rating ScalePCS, Physical Component ScorePRO, patient-reported outcomeQALY, quality-adjusted life yearROC, receiver-operating characteristicSF-6D, Short-Form 6DSF-12, Short Form 12SRM, standardized response mean.





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