Welcome & Background

The AO Spine Knowledge Forum Tumor aims to analyze the perceptions, opinions, and practices of spine surgeons about frailty regarding spine metastatic disease and identify what spine surgeons consider to be relevant preoperative factors and postoperative outcomes.

Questions about specific preoperative and postoperative variable details, including defined cutoffs will be presented at the last section of the survey.

The results will be published in a peer-reviewed journal and may be used to build a new preoperative assessment tool which could help in evaluating metastatic spine tumor patients’ frailty and candidacy for relevant spine surgeries.

This survey includes the following 5 sections:
  1. Participant demographics
  2. Participant perceptions of frailty and clinical application
  3. Preoperative frailty factors
  4. Postoperative outcomes in metastatic spine disease
  5. Factor and outcome cutoffs and details
The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

This survey is anonymous. Identifying information such as name, email address, or IP address will not be collected, and individual information obtained from this survey will be kept strictly confidential.

Deadline to respond is February 14, 2022.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to fill out this survey.

Miltiadis Georgiopoulos, Michael Weber, Raphaële Charest-Morin, and Rory Goodwin,
on behalf of the AO Spine Knowledge Forum Tumor
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