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Table 7 With increasing experience in bracing all the numerical criteria tended to become more strict.

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

  Braces per year Less than 100   More than 300   Statistics
   Av Sd Av Sd P
Recommendation 1 (physician) Years required to be a master 1.8 1.0 3.4 0.9 0.023
  Years of experience with a master 1.3 0.5 2.6 1.3 0.060
  Braces prescribed per week 1.8 1.0 2.0 0.0 0.716
  Period of brace prescription 8.1 2.6 10.0 0.0 0.139
  Scoliosis evaluated per week 5.0 2.3 9.8 3.0 0.011
  Period of scoliosis evaluation 2.0 0.0 2.4 1.8 0.565
Recommendation 2 (orthotist) Years of experience with a master 2.9 0.4 3.8 1.1 0.058
  Years of continous practice in bracing 1.8 0.5 2.6 1.3 0.273
  Braces built per week 2.3 1.3 5.2 2.7 0.029
  Period of brace building 2.3 0.8 2.6 1.3 0.693