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determination the influence of treatment by Milwaukee and Thoracolumbosacral orthoses on self-image and satisfaction with management of adolescents idiopathic scoliosis by the use of SRS-22 questionnaire.
T. Babaee1, M. Kamyab *2, M. Ganjavian3, M. Kamali1
1- University of Tehran
2- University of Tehran , m-kamyab@tums.ac.ir
3- Univercity of Iran
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Abstract: Objective: the main objective is to determine the influence of treatment by Milwaukee and Thoracolumbosacral orthoses on self-image and satisfaction with management of adolescents idiopathic scoliosis.

 Materials and methods: this cross-sectional study investigated the self-image and satisfaction with management of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis that treated with Milwaukee and Thoracolumbosacral orthoses by the use of the Scoliosis Research Society-22 questionnaire that specifically designed for the assessment of quality of life in spinal deformity patients. In this study 63 subjects divided in two groups, a Milwaukee group of 31 patients and compares the results with an Thoracolumbosacral group of 32 patients matched by age and curve magnitude.

 Result: in this study, there were no statistically significant differences in self-image score between two groups (p=0.7), but Milwaukee brace wearing did higher negative effect the self image. Moreover, the Milwaukee group patients had score of satisfaction better than TLSO patients group, but there was no statistically significant difference in two groups (p=0.8).

 Conclusion: overall, brace wearing did decrease the quality of life of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in two groups of our study population and this effects are higher in males. More attention will need to be given to those with severe curves, to help improve patients’ understanding of their treatment and hence their compliance and satisfaction. Our study shown that after the initial shock of brace wearing , the patients were able to adjust well about their condition.

Keywords: scoliosis, self-image, satisfaction with management, SRS-22 questionnaire
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Veterans or Handicapped Health
Received: 2010/12/25 | Accepted: 2011/04/11 | Published: 2014/06/24
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Babaee T, Kamyab M, Ganjavian M, Kamali M. determination the influence of treatment by Milwaukee and Thoracolumbosacral orthoses on self-image and satisfaction with management of adolescents idiopathic scoliosis by the use of SRS-22 questionnaire.. Iran J War Public Health. 2011; 3 (2) :24-32
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