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Table 3 Quality of life scores between partially and full time braced patients at long-term follow up

From: Curve progression 25 years after bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: long term comparative results between two matched groups of 18 versus 23 hours daily bracing

Questionnaire Subscale Mode of brace application  
Part Time Full Time P Value
SF-36a Physical functioning 80.0 (±16.9) 79.5 (±19.9) 0.78b
Limitation due to physical 85.3 (±17.6) 83.9 (±22.0) 0.97b
Limitation due to emotional 79,4 (±23.3) 83.9 (±20.9) 0,28b
Energy 61.0 (±20.1) 62.2 (±22.8) 0.73b
Emotional 64.4 (±21.5) 70.1 (±21.9) 0.19b
Social functioning 81.6 (±22.2) 85.1 (±23.6) 0.31b
Pain 80.2 (±18.7) 71.8 (±24.4) 0.18b
General Health 66.3 (±17.6) 69.1 (±21.7) 0,37b
Health change 52.9 (±19.2) 55.9 (±18.9) 0.52b
Total 73.8 (±14.4) 74.9 (±17.4) 0.46b
Oswestry Disability Index Pain Intensity 0.47 (±0.78) 0.57 (±0.96) 0.83b
Personal Care 0.06 (±0.23) 0.12 (±0.32) 0.37b
Lifting 1.5 (±0.82) 1.55 (±0.86) 0.97b
Walking 0.94 (±0.88) 0.79 (±0.89) 0.42b
Sitting 1.09 (±0.57) 1.14 (±0.56) 0.67b
Standing 1.74 (±0.66) 1.57 (±0.73) 0.27b
Sleeping 0.38 (±0.49) 0.36 (±0.53) 0.72b
Sex Life 0.29 (±0.52) 0.24 (±0.48) 0.61b
Social Life 0.47 (±0.82) 0.69 (±0.92) 0.24b
Travelling 0.91 (±0.45) 0.93 (±0.74) 0.99b
Total 15.7 (±8.72) 15.9 (±11.04) 0.64b
  1. aThe values are given as the mean with the standard deviation in parentheses
  2. bTests performed using Mann–Whitney test
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