Scoliosis Shared Decision Making

  • End date
    Mar 30, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Mayo Clinic
Updated on 25 February 2022


Analysis of video encounters between providers, patients, and families will be used to develop a shared decision making tool for patients deciding between surgery and observation for scoliosis treatment.


For patients and parents who are considering scoliosis surgery, a video recording of the encounter will be obtained during their routine clinical visit to discuss surgery/options. This video will then be sent to the shared decision making group at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN to run analysis of the data (Shared Decision Making National Resource Center, Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, Mayo Clinic). Investigators will follow the patient's electronic medical records for 2 years after their decision of treatment option. No outcome forms will be specifically collected as part of the study, as outcomes forms are currently being collected clinically on all scoliosis patients.

Based off of the initial video recordings, the first visual prototype of the shared decision making tool for scoliosis has been developed. This prototype of the shared decision making tool will be now be used to help test it's efficiency.

Condition Scoliosis
Treatment Video recording of clinical visit
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03107533
SponsorMayo Clinic
Last Modified on25 February 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Scoliosis curve >40 degrees, < 65 degrees
Risser score > 2
Age > 13 years

Exclusion Criteria

Risser score of 0 or 1
Non-ambulatory scoliosis patients
Ages 12 year and under
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