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A randomized study of two different information-based interventions on the management of osteoporosis in minimal and moderate trauma fractures.

Authors
  • Bliuc, D
  • Eisman, J A
  • Center, J R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
17
Issue
9
Pages
1309–1317
Identifiers
PMID: 16804739
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study demonstrates that an information-based intervention led to a modest increase in the proportion of people investigated for osteoporosis; however. there was no significant effect on treatment rates. The offer of a free BMD assessment was associated with a significantly higher rate of investigation than a personalized letter alone (odds ratio: 8.5; 95% confidence interval: 3.1-24.5), but this investigation did not affect treatment rate. The low uptake of either a BMD or a visit to a primary care physician together with low rates of treatment recommendation even among people who contacted their primary care physician reflects significant participant and doctor-related barriers to osteoporosis management.

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