osteoporosis self-assessment tool


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osteoporosis self-assessment tool

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A decision-making rule to determine patients at high, medium, or lowrisk for osteoporosis and to identify those who would benefit most from bone mineral density testing. The tool was originally used in Asian women but has been found to be reliable in other populations of postmenopausal women and in men.
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Hrebjartsson, "Performance of the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool in ruling out low bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: a systematic review," Osteoporosis International, vol.
Questionnaires such as the osteoporosis self-assessment tool have shown good sensitivity in identifying postmenopausal women with low skeletal BMD; however, research has shown that the specificity and response rate of such tests are low.
Participants in group B were identified using the Osteoporosis Self-Assessment tool and scanned with a Hologic 4500 device.
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