Sequential change in quality of life for patients with incident clinical fractures: a prospective study

@article{Hagino2008SequentialCI,
  title={Sequential change in quality of life for patients with incident clinical fractures: a prospective study},
  author={Hiroshi Hagino and Toshitaka Nakamura and Seiko Fujiwara and Miki Oeki and Toru Okano and Ryota Teshima},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={695-702}
}
Health-related quality of life in elderly women with sustained incident fractures was assessed prospectively for 1 year, using the EuroQol standard. Loss of QOL was more severe in patients after hip or vertebral fractures than those with wrist fracture. QOL was not completely restored in patients suffering from hip fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures decrease mobility, social interaction, and emotional well-being. All of these characteristics determine health-related quality of life (HR… CONTINUE READING

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