SRS22R appearance domain correlates most with patient satisfaction after adult deformity surgery to the sacrum at 5-year follow-up

Jeffrey L. Gum, Keith H. Bridwell, Lawrence G. Lenke, David B. Bumpass, Patrick A. Sugrue, Isaac O. Karikari, Leah Y. Carreon*

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Study Design. Longitudinal cohort. Objective. To evaluate the relationship between Scoliosis Research Society-22R (SRS22-R) domains and satisfaction with management in patients who underwent surgical correction for adult spine deformity. Summary of Background Data. The SRS-22R is used to measure clinical outcomes in adult spine deformity patients. The relationship between patient satisfaction and SRS-22R domain scores, the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and radiographical parameters has not been reported at 5-year follow-up. Methods. 135 patients with adult spinal deformity at a single institution who underwent a posterior spinal fusion of 5 levels or more to the sacrum and had complete SRS-22R pre- and minimum 5-year postoperative were identifi ed. Wilcoxon tests were used to compare preoperative and 5-year postoperative scores. Spearman correlations were used to evaluate associations between the 5-year SRS-22R Satisfaction score and changes in SRS-22R domain scores, SubScore (SRS-22R Total-â€"Satisfaction), ODI, and radiographical parameters. Results. There were 125 females and 10 males with a mean BMI of 26.6 kg/m 2 and mean age of 53.6 years. There were 74 primary and 61 revision surgeries with a mean 9.9 levels fused and mean followup of 67 months. There was a statistically signifi cant improvement between paired pre- and 5-year postop SRS-22R domain scores and most radiographical parameters, commonly P ≠0.001. The majority of patients had an SRS-22R Satisfaction score of 3.0 or more (88%) or 4.0 or more (67%), consistent with a moderate ceiling effect. Correlations for SRS-22R domain scores were all statistically signifi cant and either weak [Mental (0.26), Activity (0.27), Pain (0.35), or moderate (Appearance (0.59))]. SRS-22R SubScore (0.54) and ODI (0.43) also had a moderate correlation. Correlations for all radiographical and operative parameters were either very weak or weak. Conclusion. SRS-22R Appearance, SubScore, and ODI correlate most with patient satisfaction in adult deformity patients undergoing 5 or more level fusion to the sacrum at 5-year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1297-1302
Number of pages6
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 15 2015


  • Adult spine deformity
  • Patient satisfaction
  • SRS-22R
  • Scoliosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology


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