Quality of the Detection & Treatment of Osteoporotic Fractures in a Swiss Trauma Center

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Kantonsspital Aarau

Status

Completed

Conditions

Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02157753
2013/036

Details and patient eligibility

About

As a tertiary hospital the Traumatology department at the Kantonsspital Aarau looks after about 500 fracture patients hospitalized with an age over 50 years a year. First, we were interested in the effective rate of osteoporotic fractures in this cohort. As to this objective we offered subsequent diagnostics in suspected patients. 2012 we introduced a diagnostic pathway for every patient over 50 years of age with a fracture, including dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), a questionnaire about risk factors concerning osteoporosis and risk of fracture, the WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) and a laboratory workup focusing on this topic. Considering all these information we sent a detailed therapy-plan to the responsible General practitioner. The main goal of this study is to verify the persistence and compliance of the osteoporosis therapy 12-15 months after fracture and to clarify any obstacles potentially impeding therapy (prejudice, adverse events, contraindication overlooked, financial problems etc.). The investigators use a postal questionnaire provided to the patient and the general practitioner. Data collection is undertaken by a study nurse, in addition phoning for missing data by phone-call. With the aim to ameliorate the implementation of treatment, patients and general practitioners will be provided with the specifically tailored information found to be missing.

Enrollment

478 patients

Sex

All

Ages

50+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • age over 50 years
  • any peripheral fracture, which led to hospitalisation in Kantonsspital Aarau, traumatology department

Exclusion criteria

  • no informed consent
  • age under 50 years
  • not treated by traumatology department

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