Osteoporosis – diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315239
Title:
Osteoporosis – diagnosis, treatment and prevention
Authors:
Rodger, Daragh
Citation:
Rodger, Daragh. Osteoporosis – diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Nursing in General Practice. March 2014.
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315239
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Osteoporosis is the most common disease of bone, with over 300,000 sufferers in Ireland (IOS 2011). Even with these figures it remains underdiagnosed due largely to a lack of awareness. Osteoporosis is the leading cause of fragility fractures costing our economy in excess of €500 million per annum. With our ageing population these figures are set to increase. The 2008 Strategy to Prevent Falls and Fractures in our Ageing Population stipulated that action is required for the future bone health of our nation. Education on osteoporosis, bone health and fall prevention is therefore a priority for healthcare professionals as well as the general population.
Keywords:
NURSING; OSTEOPOROSIS
Local subject classification:
NURSING PRACTICE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRodger, Daraghen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-03T13:33:45Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-03T13:33:45Z-
dc.date.issued2014-03-
dc.identifier.citationRodger, Daragh. Osteoporosis – diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Nursing in General Practice. March 2014.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/315239-
dc.descriptionOsteoporosis is the most common disease of bone, with over 300,000 sufferers in Ireland (IOS 2011). Even with these figures it remains underdiagnosed due largely to a lack of awareness. Osteoporosis is the leading cause of fragility fractures costing our economy in excess of €500 million per annum. With our ageing population these figures are set to increase. The 2008 Strategy to Prevent Falls and Fractures in our Ageing Population stipulated that action is required for the future bone health of our nation. Education on osteoporosis, bone health and fall prevention is therefore a priority for healthcare professionals as well as the general population.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen_GB
dc.subjectNURSINGen_GB
dc.subjectOSTEOPOROSISen_GB
dc.subject.otherNURSING PRACTICEen_GB
dc.titleOsteoporosis – diagnosis, treatment and preventionen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen_GB
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