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Table 3 Priorities for each outcome, listed from the highest to the lowest in rank, pre and post Consensus Meeting. The column "Percentage of responders" refers to those that considered each outcome relevant.

From: Why do we treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? What we want to obtain and to avoid for our patients. SOSORT 2005 Consensus paper

Outcome   Rank obtained Percentage of responders Priority
       Post Pre Chi
   Post Pre Post Pre P1 P2 P3 P1 P2 P3 P
Aesthetics Aes 1 3 100% 89% 78% 19% 3% 58% 26% 5% <0.01
Quality of life QoL 2 4 91% 74% 75% 6% 9% 63% 21% 0% <0.01
Disability Dis 3 11 91% 63% 69% 6% 16% 47% 11% 5% <0.01
Back Pain BP 4 7 87% 68% 63% 13% 13% 58% 16% 11% <0.01
Psychological well-being PWB 5   84%   66% 13% 6% 79% 5% 0%  
Progression in adulthood PiA 6 2 84% 84% 56% 28% 0% 74% 5% 16% <0.01
Breathing function BF 7 1 84% 95% 44% 25% 16% 63% 16% 5% <0.01
Scoliosis Cobb degrees SCD 8 5 84% 84% 44% 34% 6% 58% 11% 21% <0.01
Needs of further treatments in adulthood NTA 9 6 81% 89% 53% 22% 6% 53% 21% 0% <0.01
Rib hump RH 10 8 78% 84% 59% 13% 6% 42% 26% 0% <0.01
Self control of posture   11   75%   41% 25% 9%     
Perdriolle degrees PD 12 9 75% 84% 16% 50% 9% 47% 11% 11% <0.01
Knowledge and understanding of scoliosis   13   72%   44% 16% 13%     
Movement of the vertebral column   14   72%   38% 25% 9%     
Kypho-lordosis Cobb degrees KLD 15 10 72% 68% 31% 34% 6% 58% 26% 5% <0.01
Balance   16   69%   44% 19% 6%     
Body motor awareness and learning skills   17   69%   9% 34% 25%     
Sensory motor integration of the corrective pattern   18   62%   41% 16% 6%     
Improved processing of vestibular input   19   59%   6% 31% 22%     
Equality of weight bearing   20   56%   22% 19% 16%     
Exercise efficiency   21   56%   22% 28% 6%     
  1. Post: answers to second questionnaire, proposed after the Consensus Meeting (32 responders) – Pre: answers to first questionnaire, proposed before Consensus Meeting (19 responders) – Chi: Chi-square test