AO Spine outcome instruments

Disease-specific outcome tools developed and validated by AO Spine

SOSGOQ2.0 for spine oncology patients

AO Spine Knowledge Forum (KF) Tumor recently validated the first spine oncology-specific patient-reported outcome (PRO) tool, the SOSGOQ2.0. 

The PRO allows you to define whether your patients are improving and will serve to improve their quality of life.

Use the SOSGOQ2.0 in combination with a generic instrument.

The study was published in Cancer, April 15, 2018 Vol. 124(8).

The SOSGOQ2.0 research has been awarded:

  • AO Spine Europe's Young Researcher Award, first place, 2018
  • Best Paper Award, 30th European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society meeting (EMSOS), 2017


AO Spine Knowledge Forum Tumor is working with the members of our Metastatic Tumor Research and Outcomes Network to validate the SOSGOQ2.0 tool in Hungarian, Dutch, German, and Italian.


“Importantly, with the SOSGOQ2.0, we could see differences between patients within the population—seriously disabled patients have lower scores compared to those who are doing better—which is what you want.”

Anne Versteeg, lead author

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