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Table 2 Mean scores for each outcome at baseline and 6-month follow-up

From: Schroth physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: how many patients require treatment to prevent one deterioration? – results from a randomized controlled trial - “SOSORT 2017 Award Winner”

Outcome Group Mean Standard Deviation 95% Confidence Interval Minimum Maximum
Largest Cobb at Baseline (o) Control* 27.9 8.8 24.3–31.5 11.7 42.0
Experimental* 29.1 8.9 25.4–32.8 11.3 44.3
Total 28.5 8.8 26.0–31.0 11.3 44.3
Sum of Curves at Baseline (o) Control 54.3 22.6 44.9–63.6 11.7 95.1
Experimental 48.2 21.9 39.1–57.2 11.3 86.0
Total 51.2 22.3 44.9–57.5 11.3 95.1
Largest Cobb at 6-months Control 29.1 8.8 25.0–33.3 12.1 44.7
Experimental 27.7 8.9 23.8–31.5 14.4 43.9
Total 28.4 8.8 25.7–31.0 12.1 44.7
Sum of Curves at 6-months Control 57.5 24.9 45.8–69.1 15.8 102.4
Experimental 45.7 21.4 36.4–54.9 14.4 80.6
Total 51.2 23.6 43.9–58.4 14.4 102.4
  1. *Control = Standard of care group; Experimental = “Schroth + standard of care group