Systematic screening using FRAX ® leads to increased use of, and adherence to, anti-osteoporosis medications: an analysis of the UK SCOOP trial

AbstractSummaryIn the large community-based SCOOP trial, systematic fracture risk screening using FRAX® led to greater use of AOM and greater adherence, in women at high fracture risk, compared with usual care.IntroductionIn the SCreening of Older wOmen for Prevention of fracture (SCOOP) trial, we investigated the effect of the screening intervention on subsequent long-term self-reported adherence to anti-osteoporosis medications (AOM).MethodsSCOOP was a primary care –based UK multicentre trial of screening for fracture risk. A total of 12,483 women (70–85 years) were randomised to either usual NHS care, or assessment using the FRAX® tool ± dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), with medication recommended for those found to be at high risk of hip fracture. Self-reported AOM use was obtained by postal questionnaires at 6, 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months. Analysis was limited to those who initiated AOM during follow-up. Logistic regre ssion was used to explore baseline determinants of adherence (good ≥ 80%; poor
Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Calcified Tissue International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Osteoporosis International - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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