Analysis of patient and parent assessment of deformity in idiopathic scoliosis using the Walter Reed Visual Assessment Scale.

@article{Sanders2003AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis of patient and parent assessment of deformity in idiopathic scoliosis using the Walter Reed Visual Assessment Scale.},
  author={James O Sanders and D Polly and William L. Cats-Baril and J Jones and Larry G Lenke and Michael F O'Brien and B Stephens Richards and Daniel J. Sucato},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 18},
  pages={2158-63}
}
OBJECTIVES This study evaluates the Walter Reed Visual Assessment Scale (WRVAS) compared with clinical parameters and written descriptions of the deformity from idiopathic scoliosis patients and their parents. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The WRVAS demonstrates seven visible aspects of spinal deformity in an analogue scale. Higher scores reflect worsening deformity. MATERIALS AND METHODS The WRVAS was administered to 182 idiopathic scoliosis patients at four centers in conjunction with open… CONTINUE READING
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