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The Minimum Detectable Measurement Difference for the Scoliosis Research Society-22r in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Comparison with the Minimum Clinically Important Difference.

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Summary of "The Minimum Detectable Measurement Difference for the Scoliosis Research Society-22r in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Comparison with the Minimum Clinically Important Difference."

The minimal clinically important difference (MCID) is the smallest change in an outcomes instrument deemed relevant to a patient. MCID values proposed in spine research are limited by poor discriminative abilities to accurately classify patients as "improved" or "not improved." Furthermore, the MCID should not compare relative effectiveness between two groups of patients, though it is frequently used for this. The minimum detectable measurement difference (MDMD) is an alternative to the MCID in outcomes research. The MDMD must be greater than the MCID for the latter to be of value and the MDMD can compare change between groups.

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Name: The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society
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