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Table 6 Comparison of JOA scores in different periods in the two groups (\( \overline{x} \)±s)

From: A comparative study to evaluate the feasibility of preoperative percutaneous catheter drainage for the treatment of lumbar spinal tuberculosis with psoas abscess

Groups Cases (n) JOA scoring
Before surgery 1 month after surgery The final follow-up
A 36 6.37 ± 0.51 19.03 ± 3.57 26.71 ± 3.91
B 32 6.41 ± 0.61 16.82 ± 2.75 27.23 ± 5.23
Statistic   0.06 0.128 0.279
P value   0.952 0.036 0.782
  1. JOA Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA)