Journal article

Recovery of quality of life is associated with lower mortality 5-year post-fracture: the Australian arm of the International Costs and Utilities Related to Osteoporotic Fractures Study (AusICUROS)

Jason Talevski, Kerrie M Sanders, Sara Vogrin, Gustavo Duque, Alison Beauchamp, Ego Seeman, Sandra Iuliano, Axel Svedbom, Fredrik Borgstrom, John A Kanis, Amanda L Stuart, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen

ARCHIVES OF OSTEOPOROSIS | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Little is known about factors that lead to excess mortality post-fracture. This study demonstrated that 5-year mortality is lower in older adults who recovered to their pre-fracture health-related quality of life (HRQoL) at 12-months compared to those who did not recover. Our results highlight the importance of post-fracture interventions known to improve HRQoL. INTRODUCTION: Fragility fractures lead to increased mortality and decreased health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in older adults, although whether an association exists between these outcomes remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to determine whether recovery of HRQoL 12-month post-fracture is associated with lower 5-year mo..

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