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Table 9 Priorities within categories of AIS

From: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis screening for school, community, and clinical health promotion practice utilizing the PRECEDE-PROCEED model

Importance Priority
Prevalence Females, age 9–11; 2 to 4% of general population
Immediacy When females reach this stage; delayed menarche
Necessity Mandatory depending on community and parental concern
Changeability Priority
Behavior Parents as caregivers; teachers as health educators; Increased awareness as to potential of problem in age group; social concern via cosmesis;
Scoliotic deviation Dependent upon severity at time of diagnosis; treatment compliance; cosmetic effect;