Journal article

S219. RISK FACTORS FOR LOW BONE MINERAL DENSITY IN PATIENTS TAKING ANTIPSYCHOTICS

Min Jhon, Ji-Eun Hong, Cheol Park, Ju-Yeon Lee, Anna Jo, Jae-Min Kim, Il-Seon Shin, Lana Williams, Michael Berk, Jin-Sang Yoon, Sung-Wan Kim

Schizophrenia Bulletin | Published : 2018

Abstract

Abstract Background The aim of this study is to explore potentially modifiable risk factors for low bone mineral density (BMD) in adults with psychotic disorders. Furthermore, we sought to identify gender-specific risk factors. Methods The study included 285 community-dwelling patients with psychotic disorders. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry was used to measure BMD. Laboratory examinations included vitamin D and prolactin levels. Low BMD was defined as<1 standard deviation below the mean for young adults. Clinical characteristics associated with low BMD were identified with logistic regression analysis in total population and each gender. Results Fifty-eight (20.4%) subjects had low BMD. L..

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