Psychologic management of brace therapy for patients with idiopathic scoliosis.

  title={Psychologic management of brace therapy for patients with idiopathic scoliosis.},
  author={Shunji Matsunaga and Kyoji Hayashi and Tetsuro Naruo and Shin-ichi Nozoe and Setsuro Komiya},
  volume={30 5},
STUDY DESIGN A trial of brace therapy modified by a measured personality pattern of patients with idiopathic scoliosis was performed. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of performing personality tests for patients with idiopathic scoliosis who undergo brace therapy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Brace therapy has often been used for the treatment of scoliosis. However, emotional distress can result from this therapy. Few attempts have been made to reduce such stress. METHODS A test… CONTINUE READING


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