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Table 2 Satisfaction Measures

From: Outcomes of decompression for lumbar spinal canal stenosis based upon preoperative radiographic severity

1. Overall, how successful has your operation been?
a. Very successful, complete relief
b. Fairly successful, a good deal of relief
c. Not very successful, only a little relief
d. Failure, no relief
e. Worse than before
If you had a friend with the same trouble you had, would you recommend the operation? Yes/No
'Satisfaction' requires a or b and Yes to the above questions.