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Table 4 Motivation for the choice of each outcome, listed according to the median of responses. Pre Consensus Meeting results.

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

Outcome Motivation of choice
  Literature Evidence General belief Personal belief
Scoliosis Cobb degrees 68% 16% 0%
Breathing function 68% 21% 5%
Progression in adulthood 53% 32% 0%
Quality of life 53% 16% 16%
Disability 47% 11% 11%
Kypho-lordosis Cobb degrees 37% 21% 11%
Perdriolle degrees 37% 16% 16%
Back Pain 42% 16% 32%
Aesthetics 32% 42% 16%
Needs of further treatments in adulthood 32% 21% 37%
Rib hump 32% 21% 37%