Skip to main content

Comparison of scoliosis research society-22 between thoracic curve and lumbar/thoraco-lumbar curve in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Background

The Scoliosis Research Society-22 (SRS-22) is a widely used instrument to measure clinical outcomes in patients with scoliosis. The comparison of domain scores in the SRS-22 between thoracic curve and lumbar/thoraco-lumbar curve has not been previously reported.

Aim

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the comparison of domain scores in the SRS-22 between thoracic curve and lumbar/thoraco-lumbar curve in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).

Methods

This is a cohort of 43 patients (all female) with AIS who underwent posterior spine fusion. The patients were divided into two group which were thoracic curve group (n=30, Lenke 1, 2, 3, 4) with a mean age of 14.6 years and a mean Cobb angle of 54° and lumbar/thoraco-lumbar group (n=14, Lenke 5, 6) with a mean age of 14.6 years and a mean Cobb angle of 56° Each was compared for preoperative SRS-22 domain scores.

Results

In the thoracic curve group, the pre-operative mean values of appearance, activity, pain, mental, and sub-total were as follows: 2.8±0.5, 4.4±0.5, 4.1±0.4, 3.8±0.9, and 3.8±0.4, respectively. In the lumbar/thoraco-lumbar curve group, the preoperative mean values of appearance, activity, pain, mental, and sub-total were as follows: 2.7±0.5, 4.0±0.8, 3.8±0.9, 3.9±0.9, and 3.6±0.5, respectively. The pre-operative mean domain score of activity in the lumbar/thoraco-lumbar curve group was significantly smaller compare with that in the thoracic curve group (p=0.04).

Conclusion

The pre-operative domain scores of appearance, pain and mental were almost the same; however, the pre-operative mean domain score of activity in the lumbar/thoraco-lumbar curve group was significantly smaller compared with that in the thoracic curve group.

References

  1. 1.

    Hashimoto H, Sase T, Arai Y, Maruyama T, Isobe K, Shouno Y: Validation of a Japanese version of the Scoliosis Research Society-22 Patient Questionnaire among idiopathic scoliosis patients in Japan. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007, 32 (4): E141-146. 10.1097/01.brs.0000255220.47077.33.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    Asher M, Min Lai S, Burton D, Manna B: Discrimination validity of the scoliosis research society-22 patient questionnaire: relationship to idiopathic scoliosis curve pattern and curve size. Spine. 2003, 28 (1): 74-78. 10.1097/00007632-200301010-00017.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to H Iwakawa.

Rights and permissions

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Iwakawa, H., Takahashi, J., Hirabayashi, H. et al. Comparison of scoliosis research society-22 between thoracic curve and lumbar/thoraco-lumbar curve in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Scoliosis 8, P6 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-7161-8-S1-P6

Download citation

Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Clinical Outcome
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Domain Score