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What is the Best Policy to Prevent Osteoporotic Fracture?

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: December 6, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
This study aims to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) among the programs for preventing osteoporotic fracture. The main comparison will be made among the effects of three programs for preventing osteoporotic fractures: 1. health education; 2. exercise intervention for enhancing bone mineral density (BMD); 3. exercise intervention for preventing falls. The "cost" will be measured bases on the monetary cost of implementation of each program. The "effectiveness" will be measured includes the number of prevented osteoporotic fractures of each program, and related outcomes are the follows: 1. the medical cost of osteoporotic fracture; 2. the change of BMD in consecutive years; 3. the quality of life (QOL) of patients with osteoporotic fracture as compared to the reference population.

Condition Intervention
Osteoporosis or Osteopenia Behavioral: exercise for strength, balance, health education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bone mineral density, osteoporotic fracture

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • CEA, Osteoporosis, Fracture, Prevention, Exercise

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2010
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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • post menopausal women or male over 65 y/o

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00173693

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Director: J Y Tsauo, PhD Grad School of PT, College of Medicine, NTU
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Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00173693     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461700347
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: December 6, 2012

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
CEA, Osteoporosis, Fracture, Prevention, Exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Osteoporotic Fractures
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Fractures, Bone
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