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Table 2 Preoperative and Postoperative Results of Quality of Life Variables (N = 57)

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

  Preoperative Postoperative p-Value
Social Support (M, SD) 68.21 ± 20.91 67.53 ± 22.90 .895
Pain (M, SD) 7.00 ± 1.80 3.19 ± 2.30 <.001
Mood (M, SD)    
   Total Mood 28.57 ± 19.84 16.35 ± 11.98 <.05
   Tension 7.36 ± 4.36 4.13 ± 4.12 <.001
   Depression 5.18 ± 4.80 4.26 ± 4.85 .469
   Anger 5.15 ± 4.60 3.91 ± 4.57 .175
   Vigor 4.05 ± 3.75 7.42 ± 4.18 <.001
   Fatigue 9.43 ± 5.32 7.12 ± 4.86 <.05
   Confusion 5.13 ± 3.11 4.35 ± 3.14 .469
Functional status (M, SD) 51.31 ± 15.48 23.89 ± 15.96 <.001
Overall Health (M, SD) 3.33 ± 1.15 3.36 ± 1.17 .898
HRQOL (M, SD)    
   Physical Component 29.39 ± 8.10 38.66 ± 11.99 <.001
   Mental Component 46.43 ± 11.90 49.99 ± 11.29 .120
   Physical Functioning 29.43 ± 9.20 37.62 ± 12.19 <.001
   Role Physical 30.85 ± 8.22 38.66 ± 11.04 <.001
   Bodily Pain 29.05 ± 9.06 41.68 ± 11.05 <.001
   General Health 44.01 ± 12.45 46.40 ± 13.99 .136
   Vitality 41.16 ± 9.92 44.69 ± 14.69 <.05
   Social Functioning 37.09 ± 12.31 45.69 ± 12.14 <.001
   Role Emotional 41.76 ± 12.37 44.41 ± 12.11 .131
   Mental Health 42.60 ± 11.90 47.67 ± 11.62 <.05
  1. * Bolded text is significant