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A suggested prototype for assessing bone health

Keshtkar, A. and Khashayar, P. and Mohammadi, Z. and Etemad, K. and Dini, M. and Aghaei Meybodi, H.-D. and Ebrahimi, M. and Razi, F. and Ramezani, M. and Nabavi, H. and Saghafi, S. and Sadigh, H. and Derakhshan, S. and Bayegi, F. and Jouyandeh, Z. and Hajian, M. and Karimi, M. and Larijani, B. (2015) A suggested prototype for assessing bone health. Archives of Iranian Medicine, 18 (7). pp. 411-415.

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Background- Osteoporosis is becoming a health concern worldwide. Considering the fact that prevention plays an important role in reducing the burden of this silent disease and in view of the limited resources available, many countries have adopted certain programs to fight osteoporosis through shifting their attention towards at-risk individuals. The Iranian Multicenter Osteoporosis Study (IMOS) is one of these programs. The program aims to assess bone health and the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in different parts of Iran with various altitudes, latitudes and lifestyle habits in a way that the results could be generalized to the country. Method- The present article presents the protocol used in the third phase of the study. It was designed based on the experiences gathered in the previous phases to overcome the shortcomings particularly subject loss. The questionnaire applied in this study was developed based on a thorough literature review of the risk factors and secondary causes of osteoporosis and was approved by an expert panel. It should be added that while the majority of the existing studies aim to study a certain aspect of osteoporosis, the present protocol provides the information needed for policy makers and researchers to study different osteoporosis-related issues. Conclusion- The authors believe the protocol, to be implemented with small modifications, can help policymakers in different parts of the world, particularly developing countries, gather accurate information on different aspects of bone health at the national level. © 2015, Academy of Medical Sciences of I.R. Iran. All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; aged; bone density; female; human; Iran; male; middle aged; osteoporosis; practice guideline; questionnaire; risk factor; socioeconomics; standards; urban population; very elderly; vitamin D deficiency; young adult, Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Bone Density; Female; Humans; Iran; Male; Middle Aged; Osteoporosis; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Risk Factors; Socioeconomic Factors; Surveys and Questionnaires; Urban Population; Vitamin D Deficiency; Young Adult
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2016 09:16
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2017 09:57
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4826

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