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Table 3 Results in the full and pre-test groups: percentages (95% confidence interval) are reported. AIS: adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

From: Social acceptability of treatments for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a cross-sectional study

Question Answers Study Sroup (SG) Pre-test Group (PG)
AIS with a 25% risk of progression Physical exercises until growth is complete in an attempt avoid/delay bracing 86.90% (84.78–88.93) 81% (73.31–88.69)
  Periodic check-ups, bracing only if scoliosis progresses 13.10% (11.07–15.13) 19% (11.31–26.69)
AIS with a 60% risk of progression Immediate bracing, in an attempt to avoid surgical correction 76.37% (73.17–79.56) 70% (67.25–72.75)
  Periodic check-ups, bracing only if scoliosis progresses 21.04% (17.97–24.10) 28% (25.29–30.71)
  No bracing at all, periodic check-ups, surgical correction if scoliosis progresses 2.59% (1.37–3.82) 2% (0.81–3.19)
School screening for AIS To screen 94.8% (93.45–96.15) 96% (92.16–99.84)
  Not to screen 5.2% (3.85–6.55) 4% (0.16–7.84)
Relatives – friends with AIS Yes 32.31% (29.47–35.15) 36% (26.56–45.51)
  No 67.69% (64.85–70.53) 64% (54.59–73.41)
Prior knowledge of treatments for AIS Yes 43.55% (40.53–46.56) 33% (23.78–42.22)
  No 56.45% (53.44–59.47) 67% (57.58–76.22)