View Full Version : quality of life and complience with bracing

01-18-2009, 05:33 PM
new paper that should be perfect on this forum for a debate.
I personally have not much to ad, but I would love to hear what you wearing the brace actually think and feel.

please read link below (link may change when it is published and I will then edit the link)
goes to the pdf (http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2474-10-5.pdf)

The relationship between quality of life and compliance to a brace protocol in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis: A comparative study.

02-01-2009, 12:06 AM
So, I read your paper, and the study is facinating. I am discribed by my surgeon as completely compliant. I felt that although the brace was a nusicence (sp?) it didn't really affect my quality of life. my quality of life was still very good. I went to some forums at my hospital and met girls who were extremely uncomplaint. their lives were drastically different, and they were angry and bitter about their scoliosis. so, I think your paper proves a valid point. Off topic, I wrote a research paper for my english class stating that in the united states, surgeons should not be the sole overseers of preventative treatment if spinal fusion is not the most desireable outcome (got an A since my teacher had noooo idea what I was even talking about). Yours was very good! an interesting topic to ponder.