Patients’ knowledge of fracture risk

Patients’ knowledge and understanding of fracture risk

Patients’ knowledge and understanding of fracture risk

Ensuring that patients understand the significance of suffering a fragility fracture is a vital step in engaging patients in their own care. A considerable body of research has been done on this subject by researchers in Toronto. The following recent publications provide valuable insights for those leading Fracture Liaison Services elsewhere:

  • Decision to take osteoporosis medication in patients who have had a fracture and are ‘high’ risk for future fracture: a qualitative study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 May 9;12:92. PubMed ID 21554729
  • Patient perceptions of the path to osteoporosis care following a fragility fracture. Qual Health Res. 2012 Dec;22(12):1647-1658. PubMed ID 22923385
  • Factors predictive of the perceived osteoporosis-fracture link in fragility fracture patients. Maturitas. 2013 Oct;76(2):179-184. PubMed ID 23962530

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