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Table 3 Characteristics of the population who answered to the Pre-Meeting and the Meeting Questionnaires.

From: Guidelines on "Standards of management of idiopathic scoliosis with corrective braces in everyday clinics and in clinical research": SOSORT Consensus 2008

   Pre Meeting Meeting Test
Gender Males 27 24 NS
  Females 7 9  
Age (av +/- sd) 46.6 +/- 8.6 44.5 +/- 9.3 NS
Experience (av +/- sd) 18.3 +/- 10.6 18.3 +/- 10.3 NS
Braces/y (med – 95% IC) 150 (30–965) 200 (28–1725) NS
  Less than 100 8 5  
  100–300 15 12  
  Over 300 5 9  
Profession MD-OS 12 9 NS
  MD-PRM 6 9  
  CPO 5 8  
  PT 9 7  
  Oth 2 2  
  1. av average; sd standard deviation; med median; 95% CI 95% Confidence Interval; MD-OS Physician, Orthopaedic Surgeon; MD-PRM Physician, Rehabilitation Specialist; CPO Orhotist; PT Physiotherapist; Oth Others