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Measure: Scoliosis - Quality of Life   #221500

Definition: Scoliosis is a spine deformity that can be categorized into three major types: congenital, syndromic, and idiopathic. Individuals can have various medical and/or quality-of-life (QoL) implications, depending on the type and severity of their scoliosis.

Purpose: This measure can be used to evaluate the impact of scoliosis on an individual’s quality of life (QOL). This self-reported information is beneficial to evaluate the severity of scoliosis and how it influences a person’s QOL over time.


Keywords: Scoliosis, growth, height, developmental delay, adolescent, pain, pediatric, short stature, Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument, PODCI, quality of life, QOL

Measure Release Date: April 30, 2015

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