Wristwatch-Distal Radial Fracture as a Marker for Osteoporosis Investigation: A Controlled Trial of Patient Education and a Physician Alerting System

Ash, Maureen, Khan, Karim, Guy, Pierre, Kruse, Karen, Hughes, Ken, O'Brien, Peter, Janssen, Patti and Mckay, Heather (2004) Wristwatch-Distal Radial Fracture as a Marker for Osteoporosis Investigation: A Controlled Trial of Patient Education and a Physician Alerting System. Journal of Hand Therapy, 17 3: 324-328. doi:10.1197/j.jht.2004.04.001


Author Ash, Maureen
Khan, Karim
Guy, Pierre
Kruse, Karen
Hughes, Ken
O'Brien, Peter
Janssen, Patti
Mckay, Heather
Title Wristwatch-Distal Radial Fracture as a Marker for Osteoporosis Investigation: A Controlled Trial of Patient Education and a Physician Alerting System
Formatted title
Wristwatch—Distal Radial Fracture as a Marker for Osteoporosis Investigation: A Controlled Trial of Patient Education and a Physician Alerting System
Journal name Journal of Hand Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-1130
Publication date 2004-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1197/j.jht.2004.04.001
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 324
End page 328
Total pages 5
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract This article reports a controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of patient education and a physician alerting system in altering secondary osteoporosis prevention after a low-trauma (fragility) wrist fracture and to record the current rate of osteoporosis investigation following such fractures. Fifty-one women and men aged 50 years or older with a low-trauma wrist fracture were identified (41 women and 10 men; mean age [95% CI], 71.51 [67.31–74.81]). The intervention group received a four-part intervention aimed at both the patient and the family physician in addition to the usual care for the fracture. The control group only received usual care for the fracture. Data were collected for both groups at six weeks and six months. Results indicate that 92% of the intervention subjects were investigated for osteoporosis, compared with the usual-care group, in which only 23% were investigated. Early osteoporosis intervention has the potential to limit disease impact, and hand therapists can play a key role in early identification of osteoporosis
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