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Canadian normative data for the SF-36 health survey. Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study Research Group.
BACKGROUND The Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form (SF-36) is a widely used measure of health-related quality of life. Normative data are the key to determining whether a group or an individualExpand
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Economic Implications of Hip Fracture: Health Service Use, Institutional Care and Cost in Canada
Abstract: As the burden of illness associated with hip fracture extends beyond the initial hospitalization, a longitudinal 1 year cohort study was used to analyze levels of health service use,Expand
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Relation between fractures and mortality: results from the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study
Background: Fractures have largely been assessed by their impact on quality of life or health care costs. We conducted this study to evaluate the relation between fractures and mortality. Methods: AExpand
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Current and projected rates of hip fracture in Canada.
OBJECTIVE To determine the current values and estimate the projected values (to the year 2041) for annual number of proximal femoral fractures (PFFs), age-adjusted rates of fracture, rates of deathExpand
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The Natural Progression of Health-Related Quality of Life: Results of a Five-Year Prospective Study of SF-36 Scores in a Normative Population
Background: Limited information exists regarding the natural progression of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the general population, as most research has been cross-sectional or has followedExpand
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The Influence of Osteoporotic Fractures on Health-Related Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Men and Women across Canada
Abstract: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) was examined in relation to prevalent fractures in 4816 community-dwelling Canadian men and women 50 years and older participating in the CanadianExpand
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Meta-analyses of therapies for postmenopausal osteoporosis. VIII: Meta-analysis of the efficacy of vitamin D treatment in preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
OBJECTIVE To review the effect of vitamin D on bone density and fractures in postmenopausal women. DATA SOURCE We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE from 1966 to 1999 and examined citations of relevantExpand
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Mortality, Independence in Living, and Re-fracture, One Year Following Hip Fracture in Canadians
Abstract Purposes: 1. To determine the one year mortality, institutionalization, and re-fracture rates following hip fractures in Canadians. 2. To compare post-fracture outcomes between those whoExpand
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Could a policy of provision of hip protectors to elderly nursing home residents result in cost savings in acute hip fracture care? The case of Ontario, Canada
SummaryHip fractures are an important problem in nursing homes. Hip protectors are external devices that decrease the risk of hip fracture in elderly nursing home residents. We estimated the overallExpand
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VIII: Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Vitamin D Treatment in Preventing Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women
OBJECTIVE: To review the effect of vitamin D on bone density and fractures in postmenopausal women. DATA SOURCE: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE from 1966 to 1999 and examined citations of relevantExpand
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