Validity and reliability of the Italian version of the ECOS-16 questionnaire in postmenopausal women with prevalent vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis.

@article{Salaffi2007ValidityAR,
  title={Validity and reliability of the Italian version of the ECOS-16 questionnaire in postmenopausal women with prevalent vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis.},
  author={Fausto Salaffi and Nazzarena Malavolta and Marco Amedeo Cimmino and Luigi di Matteo and Pietro Scendoni and Marina Carotti and Andrea Stancati and Rita Mul{\`e} and Marilena Frigato and Marwin Gutierrez and Walter Grassi},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={390-403}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the reliability and validity of the Italian version of ECOS-16 (Assessment of health related quality of life in osteoporosis) in comparison to other questionnaires in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. METHODS A cross-sectional multicentre study was carried out among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who were attending primary care centres and hospital outpatient clinics. The patient group included 234 females (mean age 69 years, range 48-89) who presented… CONTINUE READING