Priority 16 from the Scoliosis PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the psychological impacts (including on body image) of scoliosis and its treatment?  (JLA PSP Priority 16)
Overall ranking 16
JLA question ID 0059/16
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Previous related research studies - 

Rushton PR, Grevitt MP. What is the effect of surgery on the quality of life of the adolescent with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? A review and statistical analysis of the literature. Spine 2013; 38(9): 786-794

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.

Psychiatr Danub. 2016 Dec;28(4):357-362. Idiopathic Scoliosis from Psychopathological and Mind-Body Medicine Perspectives. Talić G1, Ostojić L, Bursać SN, Nožica-Radulović T, Stevanović-Papić Đ.

Health Research Classification System category Musculoskeletal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What angulation is significant enough to mention a scoliosis to a patient. Can a diagnosis of "mild scoliosis" be psychologically damaging? ~ What are the psychological consequences for people who suffer with scoliosis, and in particular those that have a protruding shoulder blade? ~ The emotional and psychological effects prior to, and following spinal fusion corrective surgery for Scoliosis. 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0059
PSP name Scoliosis
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