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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões

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CANO, Danila Vieira Baldini et al. Electronic protocol of respiratory physical therapy in patients with idiopathic adolescent scoliosis. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2011, vol.38, n.3, pp.177-180. ISSN 0100-6991.

OBJECTIVE: To create a clinical database of respiratory function in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; computerize and store this clinical data through the use of a software; incorporate this electronic protocol to the SINPE© (Integrated Electronic Protocols System) and analyze a pilot project with interpretation of results. METHODS: From the literature review a computerized data bank of clinical data of postural deviations was set up (master protocol). Upon completion of the master protocol a specific protocol of respiratory function in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis was designed and a pilot project was conducted to collect and analyze data from ten patients. RESULTS: It was possible to create the master protocol of postural deviations and the specific protocol of respiratory function in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The data collected in the pilot project was processed by the SINPE ANALYZER©, generating charts and statistics. CONCLUSION: The establishment of the clinical database of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis was possible. Computerization and storage of clinical data using the software were viable. The electronic protocol of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis could be incorporated into the SINPE© and its use in the pilot project was successful.

Keywords : Clinical protocols; Scoliosis; Physical therapy modalities; Adolescent.

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