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Table 5 Importance given to each outcome, listed according to the median of responses. Pre and post 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

  Rank obtained Importance
    Post Pre Chi
Outcome Post Pre Primary Secondary Primary Secondary P
Aesthetics 1 4 84% 9% 58% 32% <0.01
Quality of life 2 2 75% 6% 63% 26% <0.01
Psychological well-being 3   72% 6%    
Disability 4 7 66% 16% 47% 21% <0.01
Back Pain 5 9 59% 22% 32% 58% <0.01
Rib hump 6 3 53% 22% 63% 26% <0.01
Breathing function 7 6 44% 31% 53% 42% <0.01
Progression in adulthood 8 1 41% 31% 63% 21% <0.01
Needs of further treatments in adulthood 9 8 38% 38% 47% 42% NS
Knowledge and understanding of scoliosis in general and their specific pattern 10   34% 28%    
Balance 11   34% 31%    
Scoliosis Cobb degrees (radiographic lateral flexion) 12 5 28% 44% 53% 32% <0.05
Self control of posture 13   25% 38%    
Movement of the vertebral column (sagittal plane) 14   22% 38%    
Perdriolle degrees (radiographic rotation) 15 11 19% 50% 21% 53% <0.01
Kypho-lordosis Cobb degrees (radiographic lateral alignment) 16 10 16% 50% 26% 42% <0.01
Sensory motor integration of the corrective ideal pattern 17   16% 41%    
Exercise efficiency 18   16% 38%    
Equality of weight bearing 19   13% 31%    
Improved body motor awareness and motor learning skills 20   3% 56%    
Improved processing of vestibular input 21   3% 47%    
  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