External Validation of the Minimum Clinically Important Difference in the Timed-Up-and-Go (TUG) Test after Surgery for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
Nicolai Maldaner, Marketa Sosnova, Michal Ziga, Anna Zeitlberger, Oliver Bozinov, Oliver P Gautschi, Astrid Weyerbrock, Luca Regli & Martin N. Stienen
SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA
This study confirms the ordinally reported TUG MCID values in patients undergoing surgery for lumbar. A TUG test time change of 2.1 s (or TUG z-score change of 1.5) indicates an objective and clinically meaningful change in functional status. This report facilitates the interpretation of TUG test results in clinical routine as well as in research.Level of Evidence: 3.
|citation||Maldaner N, Sosnova M, Ziga M, Zeitlberger A, Bozinov O, Gautschi O P, Weyerbrock A, Regli L, Stienen M N. External Validation of the Minimum Clinically Important Difference in the Timed-Up-and-Go (TUG) Test after Surgery for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2021;.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||24-05-2021|
|journal title||Spine (Phila Pa 1976)|