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SUMMARY The etiology of bone fragility in individuals with type 1 diabetes is unknown. This study demonstrated that bone turnover favors resorption and that poor glycemic control is associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) and low bone turnover, in premenopausal women with type 1 diabetes. The results could inform future interventions. INTRODUCTION(More)
The association between the physical sequelae of childhood cancer and self-reported attachment behavior was investigated in 97 adult survivors. Attachment was assessed using standardized self-report questionnaires. Functional disability and cosmetic sequelae of the cancer and its treatment were evaluated by the attending oncologist using a standardized(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess women's information sources regarding, and monetary value placed on, pharmacy-based bone density screening. In addition, we evaluated clinicians' response to peripheral bone mass measurements. DESIGN We recruited 197 women 50 years of age or older in four rural Midwestern community pharmacies. Each woman completed a questionnaire and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate elderly women's knowledge of their skeletal status, assess adequacy of calcium intake, determine the prevalence of low bone density, and determine whether peripheral bone density testing led to medical interventions in a group of rural, elderly Wisconsin women recruited in community pharmacies. DESIGN Recruiting notices were posted(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility of establishing an osteoporosis screening program in rural community pharmacies based on information and resources provided by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), to survey primary care providers regarding the usefulness of this screening program, and to recommend strategies for pharmacists interested in working(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess clinical outcomes and determine whether osteoporosis assessment and secondary prevention strategies were performed for male veterans hospitalized for hip fractures. DESIGN Retrospective chart review for male veterans hospitalized for hip fracture from January 1993 through July 1999. SETTING The Veterans Affairs Medical Center,(More)
UNLABELLED In one Veterans Affairs' medical center, alendronate non-adherence was more likely in male veterans who smoke or report side effects, and less likely in men undergoing bone densitometry during therapy. Providers urgently need programs to increase adherence to osteoporosis medications. Initial programs should target patients with risk factors for(More)
OBJECTIVE The experience of cancer and its treatment by bone marrow transplantation (BMT) can enhance the salience of one's status as a patient in the evolution of self-concept. Illness and the patient role can come to dominate the sense of self, resulting in feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and distress ("engulfment"). Illness-induced lifestyle(More)
BACKGROUND Illness-induced disruptions to lifestyles, activities, and interests (i.e., illness intrusiveness) compromise subjective well-being. The authors measured illness intrusiveness in autologous blood and bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) survivors and compared the results with survivors of solid organ transplants. METHODS Forty-four of 64(More)