Response Shift in Patient Expectations and Functional Outcome
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00289393
Verified September 2006 by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the results of elective lumbar spinal surgery as it relates to shifting patient expectations for outcome. Patients undergoing elective posterior spinal surgery for degenerative conditions of the spine at SWCHSC will be evaluated.
Condition or disease
Behavioral: Perceived outcome by both patient and physician
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
All patients with a diagnosis of a degenerative condition of the lumbar spine undergoing posterior lumbar spinal surgery at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre
Patients who have had previous lumbar surgery
Traumatic or neoplastic surgical conditions of the lumbar spine