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Table 4 Scoliosis Quality of Life Index pre – post.

From: Chiropractic manipulation in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: a pilot study

Group, patient # PRE self-esteem POST self-esteem PRE back pain POST back pain PRE physical activity POST physical activity PRE moods feelings POST moods feelings PRE global POST global POST therapy satisfaction
medical-1 70   90   85   85   82.5   
medical-2 80 80 95 100 90 90 70 85 83.75 88.75  
medical-3 75 70 100 100 90 90 85 100 87.5 90 87.5
sham 80 95 100 100 90 90 100 100 92.5 96.25 100
chiro-1 95 100 95 95 85 85 40 100 78.75 95 87.5
chiro-2 80 90 100 100 90 90 100 100 92.5 95 87.5
  1. All scales are scored from zero (most pain, worst function, etc.) to 100 (no pain, best function, etc.); medical = standard medical care; sham = standard medical care plus sham manipulation; chiropractic = standard medical care plus chiropractic manipulation. Note: The post-test for medical patient number one (medical-1) occurred after spinal surgery and is not applicable to this study; medical patient number two (medical-2) was not asked the satisfaction question, because no "active" therapy was applied; and medical patient number three (medical-3) was braced.