Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Scoliosis: Should I (or My Child) Have Surgery?|
|Audience||People (or parents of a child) considering surgery for scoliosis.|
|Options included||Schedule surgery to treat scoliosis.
Don't schedule surgery yet.
Schedule regular checkups to see if the curve is getting worse.
Children may wear a brace to keep the curve from getting worse.
|Year of last update or review||2020|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:|
|7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid|
|8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision|
|Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing|
Last modified: 2019-06-26.