Journal article

Sex differences in recovery of quality of life 12 months post-fracture in community-dwelling older adults: analyses of the Australian arm of the International Costs and Utilities Related to Osteoporotic Fractures Study (AusICUROS)

J Talevski, KM Sanders, JJ Watts, GC Nicholson, E Seeman, S Iuliano, R Prince, L March, T Winzenberg, G Duque, PR Ebeling, F Borgstrom, JA Kanis, AL Stuart, A Beauchamp, SL Brennan-Olsen

OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

In this study of 695 Australian older adults (aged ≥50 years), we found that men and women had a similar trajectory of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) recovery following fragility fracture at any skeletal site. These results provide us with critical knowledge that improves our understanding of health outcomes post-fracture. INTRODUCTION: Mortality is higher in men than that in women following a fragility fracture, but it is unclear whether recovery of patient-reported outcomes such as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) differs between sexes. This study aimed to identify sex differences in HRQoL recovery 12 months post-fracture. METHODS: Data were from the Australian arm of the Int..

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