Does spinal stenosis correlate with MRI findings and pain, psychologic factor and quality of life?

Ji Hee HongMi Young LeeSung Won JungSu Yong Lee
Dept. of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine (마취통증의학); Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학); Dept. of Psychiatry (정신건강의학)
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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol.68(5) : 481-487, 2015
Background: To investigate and analyze MRI findings in relation to visual analogue scale (VAS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), psychological-factor, sleep-quality, and Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) scores among patients with central lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) for the purpose of elucidating a correlation. Methods: From July 2013 to May 2014, 117 consecutive patients with central LSS were included in this study. All of the MRIs were evaluated by one of the authors, and the evaluated items were the dural sac cross-sectional area (DSCSA), the number of stenotic levels, and the presence and levels of spondylolisthesis. The ODI, VAS, 36-item SF-36, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) questionnaires were used to evaluate the participants. Results: There are no correlations between the ODI, VAS, BDI, BAI, PSQI, and SF-36 scores and the minimum DSCSA; however, a significant correlation was found between the ODI scores and multilevel LSS. The BDI, BAI, and PSQI scores are higher for multilevel LSS compared with single-level LSS, but the difference of this mean value is not statistically significant. Conclusions: A significant correlation was shown between those patients with multilevel LSS and the ODI scores; however, significant correlations were not found between the MRI findings and the psychological factors pertaining to sleep and life qualities.
Beck depression inventoryDural sac cross sectional areaMRI findingsSpinal stenosisOswestry disability indexPittsburgh sleep quality index
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