Predicting Patient Satisfaction with Spinal Cord Stimulation
Congratulations to Dr Russo, Dr Verrills and co-authors on their publication on predicting patient satisfaction with spinal cord stimulation (SCS). In this paper, neuro-modulation researchers performed complex analysis of data from a clinical trial of SCS programs for chronic back pain patients.
The analysis showed that a combination of evening pain score and walking tolerance time may be best able to predict a patient’s satisfaction with SCS therapy.
The specific data analysed here showed that patients are likely to be satisfied if their pain score is low, or, if they can tolerate walking for longer periods of time, despite having a higher pain score.