Evidence of patient beliefs, values, and preferences is not provided in osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines.


Musculoskeletal Health and Outcomes Research, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W8, Canada. [Email]


We examined how patient beliefs, values, and preferences (BVPs) were included and conceptualized in international osteoporosis guidelines. The majority of guidelines did not mention BVPs. When mentioned, BVPs were conceptualized as preference for one medication over another. A broader conceptualization and inclusion of BVPs should be incorporated in osteoporosis guidelines.


Clinical practice guidelines,Osteoporosis,Patient beliefs,Patient perspective,Patient preferences,Patient values,

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