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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants overall and by treatment groups

From: Patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis perceive positive improvements regardless of change in the Cobb angle – Results from a randomized controlled trial comparing a 6-month Schroth intervention added to standard care and standard care alone. SOSORT 2018 Award winner

  Overall sample
N = 50
Schroth exercises + Standard of care, n = 25 Standard of care, n = 25
Age (years, 95% CI) 13.0 (12.5–13.5) 13.5 (12.7–14.2) 13.3 (12.7–13.9)
Girls n (%) 47 (94) 23 (92) 24 (96)
Braced participants n (%) 34 (68) 17 (68) 17 (68)
Height (m, 95% CI) 1.60 (1.6–1.6) 1.60 (1.6–1.6) 1.60 (1.6–1.6)
Weight (kg, 95% CI) 48.2 (45.9–50.5) 45.9 (42.6–49.1) 50.5 (47.1–54.0)
Largest curve (°,95% CI) 28.5 (8.77) 29.1 (25.4–32.8) 27.9 (24.3–31.5)
  1. Abbreviations: n number of participants, CI confidence interval