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Table 3 Number of participants improved, stable and deteriorated at the 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”

  Improved (Cobb angle reduced by ≥5°) number (%) Stable (Cobb angle within 5°) number (%) Deteriorated (Cobb angle increased by ≥5°) number (%)
Largest Cobb
Schroth + standard of care 4 (16) 18 (72) 3 (12)
Standard of Care 1 (4) 14 (56) 10 (40)
  Improved (Cobb angle reduced by ≥10°) number (%) Stable (Cobb angle within 10°) number (%) Deteriorated (Cobb angle increased by ≥10°) number (%)
Sum of Curves
Schroth + standard of care 1 (4) 21 (84) 3 (12)
Standard of care 1 (4) 13 (52) 11 (44)