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The effectiveness of scoliosis screening programs: methods for systematic review and expert panel recommendations formulation

  • Marie Beauséjour1, 2Email author,
  • Lise Goulet2,
  • Stefan Parent1, 3,
  • Debbie Ehrmann Feldman2,
  • Isabelle Turgeon1,
  • Marjolaine Roy-Beaudry1,
  • Jose Felix Sosa1,
  • Hubert Labelle1, 3 and
  • Members of the Quebec Scoliosis Society and of the Canadian Paediatric Spinal Deformities Study Group

DOI: 10.1186/1748-7161-8-12

Received: 8 June 2013

Accepted: 15 July 2013

Published: 24 July 2013

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Original Submission
8 Jun 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Leah Carreon
29 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - James Sanders
29 Jun 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tomasz Kotwicki
14 Jul 2013 Author responded Author comments - Marie Beausejour
Resubmission - Version 3
14 Jul 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
15 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - James Sanders
15 Jul 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tomasz Kotwicki
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
15 Jul 2013 Editorially accepted
24 Jul 2013 Article published 10.1186/1748-7161-8-12

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Authors’ Affiliations

Unité de recherche clinique en orthopédie, Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center
School of Public Health, Université de Montréal
Department of surgery, Faculty of medicine, Université de Montréal