Fracture risk perception study: patient self-perceptions of bone health often disagree with calculated fracture risk.

@article{Grover2014FractureRP,
  title={Fracture risk perception study: patient self-perceptions of bone health often disagree with calculated fracture risk.},
  author={Michael L Grover and Frederick D. Edwards and Yu-Hui Chang and Curtiss B. Cook and Margaret C Behrens and Amylou C Dueck},
  journal={Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health},
  year={2014},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={e69-75}
}
BACKGROUND We sought to evaluate the concordance between self-assessed perceptions of fracture risk and actual risk calculated by World Health Organization's 10-year Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX). METHODS We collected demographic data, lifestyle information, osteoporosis knowledge, bone density test results, and treatment history from patients aged 50 to 75 years. Subjects rated their perceptions of 10-year risk of sustaining fracture as low (0%-9%), intermediate (10%-19%), or high… CONTINUE READING