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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Screening For School, Community, and Clinical Health Promotion Practice Utilizing the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model

Chiro.Org Blog: The social assessment of quality of life is limited with few studies approaching the long-term effects of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Epidemiologically, AIS is the most common form of scoliosis and leading orthopedic problem in children. Behavioral/environmental studies focus on discovering etiologic relationships yet this data is confounded because AIS is not a behavioral. Illness and parenting health behaviors can be appreciated. The educational diagnosis is confounded because AIS is an orthopedic disorder and not behavioral. The administration/policy diagnosis is hindered in that scoliosis screening programs are not considered cost-effective. Policies are determined in some schools because 26 states mandate school scoliosis screening. There exists potential error with the Adam’s test. The most widely used measure in the PP model, the Health Belief Model, has not been utilized in any AIS research. […]