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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2018

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Screening

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years. This is an I recommendation, which means that the USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Adolescent Health
Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Back Conditions
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Screening recommendation statement [Internet]. 2018 Jan [cited 2018 Jan 17]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-screening1