2009 Health-related quality of life after vertebral or hip fracture
All 25 women (mean age 75.0, SD 4.7) with hip fracture as inclusion fracture had no significant changes in HRQOL between two and seven years and did not differ from the reference group regarding HRQOL after seven years. The vertebral group had significantly lower values for bodily pain, vitality, role-emotional function and mental health compared to the hip group. HRQOL showed a positive relationship between physical activity, static balance and handgrip strength.
The long-term reduction of HRQOL in women with vertebral fracture emerged clearly in this study. The relationships between HRQOL and physical performance in women with vertebral and hip fracture raise questions for more research.
Health-related quality of life after vertebral or hip fracture: a seven-year follow-up study
Hallberg I, Bachrach-Lindstrom M, Hammerby S, Toss G, Ek AC
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009, 10:135
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Hallberg et al
Institution: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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