Objective: The study is to increasing osteoporosis awareness with fracture risk assessments and management as well as fall prevention among elderly in northern region of Taiwan.
Method: Six community osteoporosis and fall prevention educational programme will be held at northern region of Taiwan. A questionnaires design including demographic variables , FRAX variables, nutritional variables and osteoporosis and fall knowledge variables as well.The pretest-posttest method was used to analyse the effect on education.
Expected outcomes : (1)Fall prevention educational programme will hold in northern region of Taiwan at different communities in order to increasing osteoporosis awareness with fracture risk assessment tool, establishing fall knowledges among elderly and some fall prevention skills.(2)Elderly with 10-year probability of major osteoporotic fracture risk who more than 20% and 10-year probability of hip fracture risk who more than 3% will identify as high risk of osteoporosis. (3) To estimate number of cases who identified as high risk will recommend for BMD measurement.