No need for catheters! Measurement of Quality of Recovery-15 after Shoulder Surgery shows Single-shot Interscalene blocks lead to good patient recovery
Dr M Chazapis, Dr D Kamming
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery is associated with severe postoperative pain that can be difficult to manage.1
‘Quality of recovery’ scores are patient reported outcome measures evaluating recovery after surgery and anaesthesia. They are not widely used in the clinical or research setting.
The QoR-15 is a recently developed, psychometrically tested and validated questionnaire.2 It can be completed in less than two minutes and can be administered over the telephone.
The QoR-15 is an acceptable and feasible patient-centred assessment of postoperative recovery, as demonstrated by the high recruitment and response rate.
QoR-15 scored remained static over the study period, indicating good patient recovery. 7 day scores seem to exceed the preoperative values, indicating they may not be a true baseline.