Osteoporosis: A Disease of Men

Authors: Anu Garg, Samantha Kay

ABSTRACT
Objective: The goal of this study was to evaluate osteoporosis screening practices in male patients aged 70 and older. Methods: A survey-based study was carried out over six months at an academic primary care institution in the Midwest. Results: Seventy-nine male patients and fifteen primary care physicians were surveyed. Less than 10% of males recalled being screened for osteoporosis. Two-thirds of physicians reported regularly screening males for osteoporosis. Conclusion: Elderly male patients are overwhelmingly under-screened and undertreated for osteoporosis.

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Journal: Health
DOI: 10.4236/health.2018.101005 (PDF)
Paper Id: 81667

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