Journal article

Study protocol for the systematic review and meta-analyses of the association between schizophrenia and bone fragility

Behnaz Azimi Manavi, Amanda L Stuart, Julie A Pasco, Jason M Hodge, Kayla Corney, Michael Berk, Lana J Williams

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Individuals with schizophrenia are known to be at higher risk of comorbid conditions, both physical and psychological. Osteoporosis is possibly one of these, leading to public health concerns due to higher rates of associated mortality and morbidity. We aim to systematically search all available evidence across electronic databases regarding the relationship between schizophrenia and bone fragility. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A systematic search of the research databases CINAHL, MEDLINE Complete, Embase and PsycINFO will be conducted and identified papers reviewed for eligibility, with a second reviewer confirming inclusions. Searches will be run from database inception to 1 October..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia

Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Investigator grant

Funding Acknowledgements

The study is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia (1162867). BAM is supported by Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPRS), KC is supported by an Australian Rotary Health/Bing Taylor PhD Scholarship, MB is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (1156072) and LJW is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1064272) and an NHMRC Investigator grant (1174060).