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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the scoliosis-specific exercise and the historical-matched cohort groups

From: Effectiveness of Schroth exercises during bracing in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: results from a preliminary study—SOSORT Award 2017 Winner

  SSE group cohort group
Number of subjects 24 24
Age (mean/SD) 12.3 (10–14)/1.4 11.83 (10–14)/1.1
Gender (%)
 Female 79.2 79.2
 Male 20.8 20.8
Risser sign at the start of treatment (%)
 0–1 54.2 79.2
 2 29.2 16.7
 ≥ 3 16.6 4.2
Region of largest curve (%)
 Thoracic 20.8 33.3
 Thoracolumbar/lumbar 79.2 66.7
Period of re-assessment/months (mean/SD) 18.1/6.2 38.75/11
  1. SSE scoliosis specific exercise, SD standard deviation