What is the Best Policy to Prevent Osteoporotic Fracture?

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 10, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoporosis or Osteopenia Behavioral: exercise for strength, balance, health education Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Bone mineral density, osteoporotic fracture

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. CEA, Osteoporosis, Fracture, Prevention, Exercise

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
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 (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00173693     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461700347
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 10, 2012
Last Verified: November 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
Metabolic Diseases
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries