Health-related quality of life in severe osteoporosis.

  title={Health-related quality of life in severe osteoporosis.},
  author={Patrizia D'Amelio and Marco di Stefano and Giancarlo Isaia},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  volume={19 3 Suppl},
Osteoporotic fractures are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In addition, the declines in physical function and the changes in appearance due to fractures contribute to the severe reduction in patients' quality of life (HRQOL). It has been demonstrated that patients suffering subclinical fractures experience a reduction in their HRQOL. Some studies have also suggested that osteoporotic patients without fractures perceive a reduction in their quality of life. It has been… CONTINUE READING