Journal article

Changes in quality of life associated with fragility fractures: Australian arm of the International Cost and Utility Related to Osteoporotic Fractures Study (AusICUROS)

J Abimanyi-Ochom, JJ Watts, F Borgstrom, GC Nicholson, C Shore-Lorenti, AL Stuart, Y Zhang, S Iuliano, E Seeman, R Prince, L March, M Cross, T Winzenberg, LL Laslett, G Duque, PR Ebeling, KM Sanders



UNLABELLED: We investigated change in health-related quality of life due to fracture in Australian adults aged over 50 years. Fractures reduce quality of life with the loss sustained at least over 12 months. At a population level, the loss was equivalent to 65 days in full health per fracture. PURPOSE: We aimed to quantify the change in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) that occurred as a consequence of a fracture using the EQ-5D-3 L questionnaire. METHODS: Adults aged ≥50 years with a low to moderate energy fracture were recruited from eight study centres across Australia. This prospective study included an 18-month follow-up of participants recruited within 2 weeks of a fracture (hip,..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to the Quality of Life and Epidemiology Working Group of the Committee of Scientific Advisors for the International Osteoporosis Foundation under whose supervision this study was undertaken. The ICUROS was supported in Australia by Project Grant No. 628422 from the National Health and Medical Research Council with subsidiary funding support from Merck Australia Pty Ltd. Quality of Life and Epidemiology Working Group: Jonathan Adachi, Frederik Borgstrom, Patricia Clark, Cyrus Cooper (co-chair), Manuel Diaz Curiel, Hans Peter Dimai, Mickael Hiligsmann, John Kanis (co-chair), Edith Lau, Paul Lips, Mickael Lewiecki, Roman Lorenc, Eugene McCloskey, Sergio Ortolani, Alexandra Papaioannou, Stuart Silverman and Pawel Szulc.