Osteoporosis and quality of life psychosocial outcomes and interventions for individual patients.

Journal Article (Review)

Despite the substantial psychosocial impact of osteoporosis, little research has evolved in this area. Early reports conceptualized these nonskeletal problems as psychosocial in nature, but more recent investigations focus on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Multiple HRQOL instruments have been designed to measure this construct in people with osteoporosis, and each has its strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, so much investigative energy has been spent on psychometric testing that these instruments have not been put to work efficiently to identify problem areas in HRQOL. It is from such results that interventions to improve HRQOL will occur.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gold, DT

Published Date

  • May 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 271 - vi

PubMed ID

  • 12916286

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12916286

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0690

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0749-0690(02)00077-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States