Pelvic fracture-specific scales versus general patient reported scales for pelvic fracture outcomes: a systematic review

William Lumsdaine, Dieter G Weber, Zsolt J. Balogh

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Multiple scoring systems are used in the assessment of post-injury outcomes in pelvic fracture patients. Although commonly used, there is scarce evidence as to their validity.

METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the current literature to compare a well validated generic outcome tool (Short Form-36 (SF-36)) and three commonly used pelvic-specific outcome tools, the Iowa Pelvic Score, Majeed Pelvic Score and Orlando Pelvic Score.

RESULTS: Eleven papers were found that used both the SF-36 and one or more of the pelvic-specific outcome tools. The data demonstrate great variability in both the method of application and form of reporting.

CONCLUSION: The pelvic-specific tools produce similar results to the SF-36 and are potentially more sensitive in examining specific areas related to pelvic injuries and easier to perform and calculate than the SF-36.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-90
Number of pages4
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Volume86
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

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