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Table 2 Patient-reported outcomes

From: Delayed postoperative radiotherapy increases the incidence of radiographic local tumor progression before radiotherapy and leads to poor prognosis in spinal metastases

Outcomes NPBRa PBRa P-valueb
NRS
 Preoperative 6.8 ± 2.2 6.5 ± 2.0 0.469
 Follow-up 3.2 ± 2.6 4.2 ± 3.1 0.253
 P valuec < 0.001 0.012  
KPS
 Preoperative 52.5 ± 17.6 55.0 ± 19.9 0.559
 Follow-up 66.8 ± 26.3 55.7 ± 26.8 0.115
 P valuec < 0.001 0.879  
Mobility
 Preoperative 2.6 ± 1.7 2.9 ± 1.7 0.532
 Follow-up 3.0 ± 1.6 2.5 ± 1.8 0.194
 P valuec 0.086 0.531  
Mobility time (months)
 Follow-up 14.1 ± 12.8 8.3 ± 7.4 0.086
Sphincter dysfunction
 Preoperative 0.3 ± 0.5 0.1 ± 0.4 0.343
 Follow-up 0.1 ± 0.3 0.3 ± 0.5 0.213
 P valuec 0.007 0.500  
  1. KPS, Karnofsky performance status; NPBR, no progression before radiotherapy; NRS, numeric rating scale; PBR, progression before radiotherapy
  2. aValues are expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  3. bComparison between the two groups
  4. cComparison of preoperative- and follow-up values