Observational Study
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World J Orthop. Jan 18, 2017; 8(1): 68-76
Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.68
Reliability and concurrent validity of postural asymmetry measurement in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Ashleigh Prowse, Berit Aslaksen, Marie Kierkegaard, James Furness, Paul Gerdhem, Allan Abbott
Ashleigh Prowse, James Furness, Allan Abbott, Faculty of Health Science and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4229, Australia
Berit Aslaksen, Marie Kierkegaard, Department of Physiotherapy, Karolinska University Hospital, SE-17177 Huddinge, Sweden
Marie Kierkegaard, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Division of Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet, SE-17177 Huddinge, Sweden
Paul Gerdhem, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC), Karolinska Institutet, SE-17177 Huddinge, Sweden
Allan Abbott, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, SE-58183 Linköping, Sweden
Author contributions: Aslaksen B and Abbott A contributed to the study conception, design and data acquisition; Kierkegaard M and Abbott A contributed to data analysis; Prowse A, Furness J and Abbott A contributed to the interpretation of data; Prowse A, Aslaksen B, Kierkegaard M, Furness J, Gerdhem P and Abbott A contributed to the drafting, critical revision and final approval of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Swedish Research Council Regional Ethics Committee in Stockholm, Sweden (Dnr: 2012/172-31/4) and from Bond University Health Research Ethics Committee in 2014 (RO 1896).
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrolment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interests. The authors have no financial or other interest in the product.
Data sharing statement: Technical appendix, statistical code, and dataset available from the corresponding author at allan.abbott@liu.se. Participants gave informed consent for data sharing of anonymized data.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Allan Abbott, PhD, Med, MSc, Physio, Grad, Cert, Clin, Ed, BExSci, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Lasarettsgatan, SE-58183 Linköping, Sweden. allan.abbott@liu.se
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Received: July 22, 2016
Peer-review started: July 27, 2016
First decision: September 6, 2016
Revised: September 17, 2016
Accepted: October 17, 2016
Article in press: October 18, 2016
Published online: January 18, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: The Baseline® Body Level/Scoliosis meter is inexpensive, easily administered and provides reliable transverse and sagittal cervical, thoracic and lumbar measurements as well as valid transverse plan measurements of mild-moderate scoliosis deformity.