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Table 1 Characteristics of 8 study participants with idiopathic scoliosis

From: Video-game-assisted physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises for idiopathic scoliosis: case series and introduction of a new tool to increase motivation and precision of exercise performance

ID-No. 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 Mean Median
Gender f f f f f f f f   
Age at start of bracing [years.months] 9.3 5.11 6.7 6.6 12.4 12.5 13.5 11.8 9.9 10.6
Age at start of study [years.months] 13.2 10.2 7.8 10.6 13.11 13.10 13.11 13.10 10.7 13.6
Duration of bracing [years.months] 5.2 7.10 5.7 7.6 2.8 1.8 2.7 2.5 4.5 3.11
Increase in body height during bracing [cm] 34 40 38 50 18 12 10 14 27 26
Curve at start of bracing[°Cobb] upper thoracic 18 4 22 22 n.a. n.a. 10 16 15 17
lower thoracic/thoracolumbar 24 30 24 34 14 24 22 26 25 24
lumbar 16 22 16 18 34 32 20 22 23 21
Curve at end of bracing [°Cobb] upper thoracic 26 8 30 44 n.a. n.a. 8 14 22 20
lower thoracic/thoracolumbar 28 20 30 36 12 20 26 18 24 23
lumbar 24 12 12 30 24 20 24 10 20 22
Curve at start of study [°Cobb]a upper thoracic 26 8 22 20 n.a. n.a. 8 18   
lower thoracic/thoracolumbar 10 16 26 10 16 16 20 18   
lumbar 12 16 26 10 20 14 20 20   
Curve at end of study [°Cobb]a upper thoracic 22 10 20 14 n.a. n.a. 8 20   
lower thoracic/thoracolumbar 22 20 26 18 20 16 20 14   
lumbar 26 14 22 12 22 20 16 10   
Change of curve severity during the study [°Cobb]a upper thoracic -4 2 -2 -6 n.a. n.a. 0 2 -1.3 -1
lower thoracic/thoracolumbar 12 4 0 8 4 0 0 -4 3 2
lumbar 14 -2 -4 2 2 6 -4 -10 0.5 0
Schroth curve type 4c 3c 3cp 3cp 4c 3c 4c 3c   
r r r r l l l r
  1. f female, n.a. not applicable, r right, l left, ameasured on radiograph with applied brace