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Table 1 Health-Related Quality of Life Variables

From: Health-related quality of life of patients following selected types of lumbar spinal surgery: A pilot study

Revised Wilson and Cleary HRQOL Concepts Study Variable Measurement Tool
Characteristics of individual Age, gender, marital status Demographic questionnaire
Characteristics of environment Social support Medical Outcomes Study – Social Support
Biological function Type of surgery, number of spinal levels, BMI Medical Chart Review, Medical History Form
Symptoms Mood Profile of Moods State (POMS-Brief)
  Pain Numeric Pain Rating Scale
Functional status Disability level Oswestry Disability Index for Low Back Pain
General health perceptions Overall health Overall health item
Quality of life Perceived physical HRQOL SF-12 Physical component summary
  Perceived mental HRQOL SF-12 Mental health component summary