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Table 4 Quality of life score results in 381 Boston braced patients with late-onset juvenile or adolescent idiopathic scoliosis at mean follow-up of 23.4 years

From: Early weaning in idiopathic scoliosis

Outcome A. Unplanned early weaning B. Planned early weaning C. Ordinary bracing
n = 32 n = 59 n = 290
Global Back Questiona
 Excellent 5 20 79
 Good 18 23 131
 Fair 7 14 65
 Poor 2 2 14
General Function Score (0–100) 9.7 (14.1) 4.9 (7.8) 7.0 (11.9)
Oswestry Disability Index (0–100) 12.1 (13.5) 7.2 (9.9) 8.4 (11.6)
EQ – 5D (−0.5 to 1.0) 0.75 (0.3) 0.83 (0.2) 0.82 (0.2)
EQ – VAS (0–100) 72.8 (18.9) 79.1 (19.6) 78.1 (17.4)
SRS-22 (0–5)
 Pain 4.0 (0.8) 4.2 (0.8) 4.1 (0.8)
 Physical function 3.8 (0.8) 4.1 (0.7) 4.0 (0.7)
 Mental health 4.0 (0.6) 4.2 (0.7) 4.1 (0.6)
 Self–image 3.5 (0.8) 4.0 (0.7)b 3.7 (0.7)
 Satisfaction 3.4 (0.9) 4.0 (1.0)b 3.7 (1.0)
  1. Numbers or means (standard deviations) are given
  2. aOne patient in Group C did not answer this question
  3. bDifferent from A (p < 0.01) and C (p < 0.05)
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