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2020 Sep 17


Health-Related Quality of Life Associated With Pain Health States in Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Neuropathic Pain.



A substantial proportion of patients have recently reported pain reduction levels of ≥80% following treatment with Evoked Compound Action Potential (ECAP) spinal cord stimulation (SCS). The additional health-related quality of life (HRQoL) utility gain that can be achieved in this patient group is unclear. The aim of this study is to quantify the HRQoL utility values seen in a remission health state (defined as ≥80% pain reduction) and contrast with more traditional health states of <50% and ≥50% pain relief.