Evaluation of Patient-reported Quality-of-life Outcomes After Renal Surgery

Urology, 05/04/2012

Evaluation of patient–reported health–related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes after renal surgery is feasible; the findings suggest that the activity, pain, and gastrointestinal domains of Convalescence and Recovery Evaluation and physical composite score subscores of the SF–12 are sensitive measures of HRQOL outcome consequences of renal surgery and represent appropriate measures of either care quality or comparative effectiveness analyses of robotic, laparoscopic, and open renal surgery.

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