Comparisons Between Level of Patient Activation and Pain, Disability, and Perception of Health in Patients Undergone Lumbar Spine Surgery

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เสาวรัตน์ พินิจมนตรี
สุพร ดนัยดุษฎีกุล
อรพรรณ โตสิงห์
ชลเวช ชวศิริ


This research was a comparative descriptive research aimed to study the patient activation level compared with pain, disability and perception of health on post- operative recovery among patients who have undergone lumbar spine surgery. The sample group consisted of 88 male and female patients aged 18 years and older, who had received check-up within 3 months after surgery. Data was collected by questionnaires for measuring 5 factors: Demographic, Patient activation, Pain, Disability, and Perception of Health. Data was analyzed using One Way ANOVA. The findings showed that, majority of the respondents were female (62.5 %), average age of 62.13 (SD = 11.99) years. It was also seen that majority (63.6 %) had spinal stenosis. The sample was divided into 4 levels by patient activation. We found the mean score and Standard deviation for each factor as follows: Patient Activation (58.96 ± 14.06), Pain (3.48 ± 1.65), Disability (25.53 ± 17.19), Perception of physical health (43.50 ± 7.62) and Perception of mental health (53.37 ± 7.26). We found that the different levels of patient activation showed significant difference in Pain, Disability and Perception of mental health (F = 26.24, 4.37, 6.90; p < .05) but there was no significant difference in Perception of physical health (F = 1.97; p > .05)


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พินิจมนตรีเ, ดนัยดุษฎีกุลส, โตสิงห์อ, ชวศิริช. Comparisons Between Level of Patient Activation and Pain, Disability, and Perception of Health in Patients Undergone Lumbar Spine Surgery. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2019Apr.24 [cited 2020Feb.19];20(1):321-30. Available from:
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