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Table 4 Pain severity parameters – comparison between preoperative and postoperative time points

From: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: evaluating perioperative back pain through a simultaneous morphological and biomechanical approach

  Preoperative 6 weeks P 6 months P
APPT Worst Pain 4.85 ± 2.72 3.05 ± 2.33 0.027* 2.00 ± 2.00 < 0.001*
Neck Pain 0.30 ± 0.80 1.25 ± 1.92 0.043* 0.98 ± 1.53 0.044*
Thoracic Pain 3.50 ± 2.76 2.10 ± 2.32 0.042* 1.40 ± 1.96 < 0.001*
Lumbar Pain 3.30 ± 2.52 1.20 ± 1.61 0.005* 0.45 ± 0.95 < 0.001*
Pelvic Pain 1.63 ± 2.87 0.50 ± 1.00 0.265 0.33 ± 1.16 0.200
Painful Regions 1.90 ± 1.12 1.75 ± 1.07 0.625 1.10 ± 1.02 0.008*
  1. All results are shown as mean ± standard deviation. All scores are based on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is no pain and 10 is the worst pain imaginable. Individual regional pain scores are based on the highest reported pain per area on a scale of 0–10. Painful regions are measured on a scale of 0 to 4, where 0 is no pain in any region and for every region where pain is felt there is the addition of 1 point. P values are given in regards to the preoperative and their associated postoperative time point values. Paired Student’s t-test, * = significance was reached when p < 0.05