The use of PROMIS and the RAND VSQ9 in chiropractic patients receiving care with the Webster Technique

Journal Name: 
Complement Ther.Clin.Pract.
Authors: 
Alcantara,J.
Ohm,J.
Alcantara,J.
Abstract: 
INTRODUCTION: Our ongoing efforts to demonstrate effectiveness of care examined the quality of life (QoL) and patient satisfaction of chiropractic patients presenting for care in a PBRN. METHODS: In addition to socio-demographic and clinical care information, we examined visit-specific satisfaction and QoL using the RAND VSQ and PROMIS-29, respectively. RESULTS: Our study population was comprised of 126 subjects (average age = 39.68; 97 females). The majority of respondents presented with musculoskeletal complaints with an average mean duration of 7.188 years. The mean PROMIS-25 mean T Scores were: depression (47.80); pain interference (53.49); fatigue (51.02); physical function (49.02); satisfaction with social role (52.10); anxiety (50.14); and sleep disturbance (49.88). The VSQ9 mean score was 93.4% indicating high satisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: Adults attending care in a chiropractic PBRN were able to successfully complete the PROMIS29 and VSQ9 instruments. Future longitudinal studies should quantify the minimal clinically important difference in mean T score changes
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2015
Keywords: 
Adult, Anxiety, Chiropractic, clinical, Depression, electronic, Fatigue, Female, information, Life, Longitudinal Studies, medical, Methods, Pain, patient, Patient Satisfaction, Patients, population, quality, Quality of Life, Research, Role, Sleep