Longitudinal assessment of health-related quality of life in osteoporosis: data from the population-based Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study.


Kingston General Health Research Institute, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. [Email]


Little is known about the association between health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and osteoporosis in the absence of fracture, and how HRQOL may change over time. This study provides evidence of substantially reduced HRQOL in women and men with self-reported and/or BMD-confirmed osteoporosis, even in the absence of fragility fracture.


CaMos,Fracture,Longitudinal,Osteoporosis,Population-based,Quality of life,SF-36,