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Table 2 We found no difference between the two groups of the population categorized according to the main risk factor that was studied

From: Team care to cure adolescents with braces (avoiding low quality of life, pain and bad compliance): a case–control retrospective study. 2011 SOSORT Award winner

  TEAM NOT P
Age (years) 15.9 ± 1.6 15.7 ± 1.5 NS
Gender (females) 77% 58% NS
Disease (idiopathic scoliosis) 84% 58% NS
Scoliosis at start (Cobb degrees) 25.2 ± 8.8 23.0 ± 14.7 NS
Scoliosis at the study (Cobb degrees) 19.5 ± 9.4 19 ± 3.5 NS
Result obtained (Cobb degrees) −5.7 ± 4.3 −4.0 ± 6.0 NS
Years of treatment 1.5 ± 0.5 1.2 ± 0.4 NS
  1. TEAM: patients treated by a complete team respecting the SOSORT criteria (score: excellent); NOT: patients treated in a team not respecting the SOSORT criteria (score: insufficient). (NS: Not Significant).