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Current Trends in the Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Instruments in Degenerative Cervical Spine Surgery.

Ueda H, Cutler HS, Guzman JZ, Cho SK - Global Spine J (2015)

Bottom Line: Thirty-three of the PROIs were appeared in only 1 article.Among the included articles, 16% were of level 1 evidence and 32% were of level 4 evidence.A consensus on which instruments to use for a given diagnosis or procedure is lacking and may be necessary for better communication and comparison, as well as for the accumulation and analysis of vast clinical data across multiple studies.

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Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, United States.

ABSTRACT
Study Design Bibliometric analysis. Objective To determine trends, frequency, and distribution of patient-reported outcome instruments (PROIs) in degenerative cervical spine surgery literature over the past decade. Methods A search was conducted via PubMed from 2004 to 2013 on five journals (The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Bone and Joint Journal, The Spine Journal, European Spine Journal, and Spine), which were chosen based on their impact factors and authors' consensus. All abstracts were screened and articles addressing degenerative cervical spine surgery using PROIs were included. Articles were then analyzed for publication date, study design, journal, level of evidence, and PROI trends. Prevalence of PROIs and level of evidence of included articles were analyzed. Results From 19,736 articles published, 241 articles fulfilled our study criteria. Overall, 53 distinct PROIs appeared. The top seven most frequently used PROIs were: Japanese Orthopaedic Association score (104 studies), visual analog scale for pain (100), Neck Disability Index (72), Short Form-36 (38), Nurick score (25), Odom criteria (21), and Oswestry Disability Index (15). Only 11 PROIs were used in 5 or more articles. Thirty-three of the PROIs were appeared in only 1 article. Among the included articles, 16% were of level 1 evidence and 32% were of level 4 evidence. Conclusion Numerous PROIs are currently used in degenerative cervical spine surgery. A consensus on which instruments to use for a given diagnosis or procedure is lacking and may be necessary for better communication and comparison, as well as for the accumulation and analysis of vast clinical data across multiple studies.

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The contribution of each journal to the total of included articles. Abbreviations: EuroSpine, European Spine Journal; JBJS-Amv2, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American Volume; BJJ, The Bone and Joint Journal; The Spine J, The Spine Journal.
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FI1500065-1: The contribution of each journal to the total of included articles. Abbreviations: EuroSpine, European Spine Journal; JBJS-Amv2, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American Volume; BJJ, The Bone and Joint Journal; The Spine J, The Spine Journal.

Mentions: From 19,736 articles published,5 we identified 1,079 articles reporting the use of PROIs in the field of spine surgery. Of these articles, 241 met our study criteria and were included (Table 1). Articles published per journal in descending order were Spine (40%), European Spine Journal (35%), The Spine Journal (17%), The Bone and Joint Journal (4%), and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (4%; Fig. 1). Overall, there were 53 distinct outcome measures utilized.


Current Trends in the Use of Patient-Reported Outcome Instruments in Degenerative Cervical Spine Surgery.

Ueda H, Cutler HS, Guzman JZ, Cho SK - Global Spine J (2015)

The contribution of each journal to the total of included articles. Abbreviations: EuroSpine, European Spine Journal; JBJS-Amv2, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American Volume; BJJ, The Bone and Joint Journal; The Spine J, The Spine Journal.
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FI1500065-1: The contribution of each journal to the total of included articles. Abbreviations: EuroSpine, European Spine Journal; JBJS-Amv2, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American Volume; BJJ, The Bone and Joint Journal; The Spine J, The Spine Journal.
Mentions: From 19,736 articles published,5 we identified 1,079 articles reporting the use of PROIs in the field of spine surgery. Of these articles, 241 met our study criteria and were included (Table 1). Articles published per journal in descending order were Spine (40%), European Spine Journal (35%), The Spine Journal (17%), The Bone and Joint Journal (4%), and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (4%; Fig. 1). Overall, there were 53 distinct outcome measures utilized.

Bottom Line: Thirty-three of the PROIs were appeared in only 1 article.Among the included articles, 16% were of level 1 evidence and 32% were of level 4 evidence.A consensus on which instruments to use for a given diagnosis or procedure is lacking and may be necessary for better communication and comparison, as well as for the accumulation and analysis of vast clinical data across multiple studies.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, United States.

ABSTRACT
Study Design Bibliometric analysis. Objective To determine trends, frequency, and distribution of patient-reported outcome instruments (PROIs) in degenerative cervical spine surgery literature over the past decade. Methods A search was conducted via PubMed from 2004 to 2013 on five journals (The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Bone and Joint Journal, The Spine Journal, European Spine Journal, and Spine), which were chosen based on their impact factors and authors' consensus. All abstracts were screened and articles addressing degenerative cervical spine surgery using PROIs were included. Articles were then analyzed for publication date, study design, journal, level of evidence, and PROI trends. Prevalence of PROIs and level of evidence of included articles were analyzed. Results From 19,736 articles published, 241 articles fulfilled our study criteria. Overall, 53 distinct PROIs appeared. The top seven most frequently used PROIs were: Japanese Orthopaedic Association score (104 studies), visual analog scale for pain (100), Neck Disability Index (72), Short Form-36 (38), Nurick score (25), Odom criteria (21), and Oswestry Disability Index (15). Only 11 PROIs were used in 5 or more articles. Thirty-three of the PROIs were appeared in only 1 article. Among the included articles, 16% were of level 1 evidence and 32% were of level 4 evidence. Conclusion Numerous PROIs are currently used in degenerative cervical spine surgery. A consensus on which instruments to use for a given diagnosis or procedure is lacking and may be necessary for better communication and comparison, as well as for the accumulation and analysis of vast clinical data across multiple studies.

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