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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/577497
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Report
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Assessment of Risk for Osteoporosis
Author(s):
Abraham, Raymol; Lakhani, Rita
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ms. Raymol Abraham, Lecturer, Fortis Institute of Nursing; Ms. Rita Lakhani, Vice Principal, Fortis Institute of Nursing, M.G.L. Road, Industrial Area, Bhandup West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400078, India.
Abstract:

Osteoporosis is a major global public health problem associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and socioeconomic burden. Osteoporosis is a silent disease, reflected only in a low bone density, till a fracture occurs. Much in the manner that asymptomatic conditions such as hypertension and dyslipidaemia predispose to stroke and myocardial infarction, respectively, a low bone density predisposes to osteoporotic fractures. With increasing longevity of the Indian population, it is now being realized that, as in the West, osteoporotic fractures are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly.  The total affected population would, therefore, be around 25 million. If the lower bone density is shown to confer a greater risk of fracture, as is expected, the figure can increase to 50 million. Osteoporosis has become a formidable public health problem in India and a multidisciplinary approach is needed to identify its aetiological factors and devise strategies for mass prevention. On 17th of October 2014 the student body of Fortis Institute of Nursing put up an exhibition on “Osteoporosis” in the OPD of Fortis Hospital, Mulund.

Osteoporosis can be prevented and treated if diagnosed early and accurately. Unfortunately, as said, it is often undiagnosed until a fracture occurs. Measuring bone mineral density (BMD) is the most important tool in the diagnosis of osteoporosisTherefore, the number of people who must be screened for this disease must begin at an earlier age, though WHO proposes at 50 years of age with no risk factors. The main objective of the exhibition was to educate the visitors on various aspects of Osteoporosis, its early diagnosis, prevention aspects so as to be able to prevent osteoporotic fractures.  The exhibition also provided a free assessment of osteoporosis using the FRAX scale and BMD test for the visitors.

Keywords:
Osteoporosis
MeSH:
Risk Assessment; Osteoarthritis
Repository Posting Date:
17-Sep-2015
Date of Publication:
17-Sep-2015
Citation:
Abraham, R. & Lakhani, R. (2015) Assessment of risk for osteoporosis. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/577497
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeReporten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titleAssessment of Risk for Osteoporosisen
dc.contributor.authorAbraham, Raymolen
dc.contributor.authorLakhani, Ritaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsMs. Raymol Abraham, Lecturer, Fortis Institute of Nursing; Ms. Rita Lakhani, Vice Principal, Fortis Institute of Nursing, M.G.L. Road, Industrial Area, Bhandup West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400078, India.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/577497en
dc.description.abstract<p>Osteoporosis is a major global public health problem associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and socioeconomic burden. Osteoporosis is a silent disease, reflected only in a low bone density, till a fracture occurs. Much in the manner that asymptomatic conditions such as hypertension and dyslipidaemia predispose to stroke and myocardial infarction, respectively, a low bone density predisposes to osteoporotic fractures. With increasing longevity of the Indian population, it is now being realized that, as in the West, osteoporotic fractures are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly.  The total affected population would, therefore, be around 25 million. If the lower bone density is shown to confer a greater risk of fracture, as is expected, the figure can increase to 50 million. Osteoporosis has become a formidable public health problem in India and a multidisciplinary approach is needed to identify its aetiological factors and devise strategies for mass prevention. <strong>On 17<sup>th</sup> of October 2014 the student body of Fortis Institute of Nursing put up an exhibition on “Osteoporosis” in the OPD of Fortis Hospital, Mulund.</strong></p> <p>Osteoporosis can be prevented and treated if diagnosed early and accurately. Unfortunately, as said, it is often undiagnosed until a fracture occurs. Measuring bone mineral density (BMD) is the most important tool in the diagnosis of osteoporosis<strong>. </strong>Therefore, the number of people who must be screened for this disease must begin at an earlier age, though WHO proposes at 50 years of age with no risk factors. <strong>The main objective of the exhibition was to educate the visitors on various aspects of Osteoporosis, its early diagnosis, prevention aspects so as to be able to prevent osteoporotic fractures.</strong>  <strong>The exhibition also provided a free assessment of osteoporosis using the FRAX scale and BMD test for the visitors.</strong></p>en
dc.subjectOsteoporosisen
dc.subject.meshRisk Assessmenten
dc.subject.meshOsteoarthritisen
dc.date.available2015-09-17T20:32:52Zen
dc.date.issued2015-09-17en
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-17T20:32:52Zen
dc.identifier.citationAbraham, R. & Lakhani, R. (2015) Assessment of risk for osteoporosis. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/577497en
dc.identifier.citationAbraham, R. & Lakhani, R. (2015) Assessment of risk for osteoporosis. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/577497en
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.en
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