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Table 3 Comparison of health related quality of life

From: Can pelvic tilt be restored by spinal osteotomy in ankylosing spondylitis patients with thoracolumbar kyphosis? A minimum follow-up of 2 years

  Preoperative (n = 23) 2-year FU (n = 23) p
SRS-22
 Appearance 1.6 ± 0.4(1.0–2.0) 4.5 ± 0.4(4.0–5.0) 0.00*
 Mental 2.2 ± 0.9(1.0–4.0) 4.3 ± 0.5(3.0–5.0) 0.00*
 Pain 2.3 ± 0.8(1.0–3.0) 4.5 ± 0.4(4.0–5.0) 0.00*
 Function 2.6 ± 0.6(2.0–3.0) 4.4 ± 0.3(4.0–5.0) 0.00*
 Satisfaction 1.5 ± 0.3(1.0–2.0) 4.8 ± 0.3(4.0–5.0) 0.00*
ODI
 Walking 0.42 ± 0.11(0.20–0.60) 0.07 ± 0.08(0–0.40) 0.00*
 Sitting 0.33 ± 0.15(0.20–0.60) 0.05 ± 0.10(0–0.30) 0.00*
 Standing 0.36 ± 0.07(0.20–0.80) 0.08 ± 0.06(0–0.40) 0.00*
 Total 0.40 ± 0.11(0.22–0.55) 0.06 ± 0.07(0–0.22) 0.00*
  1. *Statistically significant if p < 0.05
  2. SRS Scoliosis Research Society, ODI Oswestry disability index