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2022 Sep 16

Acta Neurochir (Wien)

The impact of mental health on outcome after anterior cervical discectomy: cohort study assessing the influence of mental health using predictive modelling.


Goedmakers CMW, van Beelen I, Komen F, van Zwet EW, Peul WC, Arts MP, Vleggeert-Lankamp CLA
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2022 Sep 16.
PMID: 36109365.


Depression and anxiety are common mental disorders among patients with chronic pain. It is hypothesised that patients suffering from these disorders benefit less from cervical spine surgery than mentally healthy patients. Therefore, this study aimed to quantify the effect of mental health status on functional outcome after anterior cervical discectomy in a post hoc analysis on RCT data.