OSTEOPOROSIS AND FRACTURE RISK SCREENING
Practical and emotional support is important for a person on osteoporosis treatment. This can be provided by health professionals, osteoporosis patient support groups, family and friends. Such support is of great assistance in helping people manage their osteoporosis, and in lessening the feelings of isolation and depression experienced by many patients with severe osteoporosis. Read more about practical support for patients.
OSTEOPOROSIS AND FRACTURE RISK SCREENING TOOL
This tool, intended for primary care physicians to share with their patients, has been developed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) to help physicians initiate dialogue with their patients about osteoporosis and fracture risk. It is intended for use during medical consultations to improve patients’ understanding of their condition and provide them with essential information about anti-osteoporosis medications and their relative risks and benefits.