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22 May 2023: Clinical Research

A Study of 179 Patients with Degenerative Stenosis of the Lumbosacral Spine to Evaluate Differences in Quality of Life and Disability Outcomes at 12 Months, Between Conservative Treatment and Surgical Decompression

Dawid Sobański 123ABCDEF* , Rafał Staszkiewicz 245AE , Marcin Gadzieliński 245EF , Magdalena K. Stachura 16E , Ryszard Adam Czepko 13D , Mateusz Holiński 1E , Ryszard Czepko 13F , Beniamin Oskar Grabarek 245CDEF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.940213

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e940213

Table 5 Results of the SWLS survey, assessing quality of life, in patients treated surgically and conservatively.

Time (months)ResultsNumber of cases (%)P-value (Chi-square test)
Patients treated surgicallyPatients treated conservatively
1Unchanged32 (33%)27 (33%)0.3695
Better59 (61%)47 (57%)
Worse5 (6%)9 (10%)
6Unchanged11 (11%)20 (24%)0.0092
Better83 (86%)54 (65%)
Worse2 (3%)6 (11%)
12Unchanged6 (6%)24 (29%)0.0002
Better88 (91%)56 (67%)
Worse2 (3%)3 (4%)
SWLS – Satisfaction with Life Scale.

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