Domains of Health-Related QUALITY OF LIFE in Elderly Women With OSTEOPOROSIS Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Osteoporotic spinal fractures can be painful, debilitating, and contribute to impaired HRQL of elderly women. The OQLQ is a validated disease-specific instrument developed to measure HRQL in women with spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis. Future intervention studies should test nursing interventions to decrease the burden of suffering for women with this increasingly prevalent, chronic disease.

publication date

  • November 1, 1998