Priority 14 from the Scoliosis PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What are the long-term effects of bracing for children and adolescents (physically and emotionally)? (JLA PSP Priority 14)|
|JLA question ID||0059/14|
|Explanatory note||Not available for this PSP|
Previous related research studies -
Stefano Negrini, Silvia Minozzi, Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Nachiappan Chockalingam, Theodoros B. Grivas, Tomasz Kotwicki, Toru Maruyama, Michele Romano & Fabio Zaina (2015) Braces for idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents. Cochrane Back and Neck Group, The Cochrane Library.
Danielsson AJ, Hasserius R, Ohlin A, Nachemson AL.(2010) Health-related quality of life in untreated versus brace-treated patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a long-term follow-up. Spine 15;35(2):199-205.
Danielsson AJ1, Nachemson AL. 2003 Back pain and function 22 years after brace treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a case-control study-part I. Spine. 28(18):2078-85; discussion 2086.
Danielsson AJ, Hasserius R, Ohlin A, Nachemson AL. (2012) Body appearance and quality of life in adult patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated with a brace or under observation alone during adolescence. Spine 20;37(9):755-62.
|Health Research Classification System category||Musculoskeletal|
|Extra information provided by this PSP|
|Original uncertainty examples||Having undergone bracing in my teens is there a case for this to be re-assessed due to the psychological effects it can have, especially in respect of low self esteem and overall mental health? ~ What are the complications of bracing (specifically on the loss of strength and flexibility in the trunk and on a child's development - emotionally, physically). ~ What long term data is gathered about idiopathic adolescent scoliosis sufferers that have been braced, and their long term spinal health, pain and mobility as they age.|
|PSP unique ID||0059|
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.||54 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the PSP final report held on the JLA website)|
|Date of priority setting workshop||4 November 2017|