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Effectiveness of an Educational Program in the Prevention of Osteoporosis and Fractures

This study has been completed.
Miina Sillanpää Foundation
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Helsinki University Identifier:
First received: December 26, 2007
Last updated: January 9, 2008
Last verified: December 2007
The study will elucidate the effectiveness of an educational program in the prevention of osteoporosis and fractures. A random sample of the female population in Southern Finland (Uusimaa region) within the age group of 60-70 years was drawn from the population registry. From 1996 through 2000, 2181 women from the population register were recruited and randomly assigned to the intervention and to the control group. The subjects in the intervention group have been on a multidisciplinary program and the subjects in the control group received osteoporosis prevention information through the media and health care system. An end point is any fracture during the ten-year follow-up.

Condition Intervention
Fractures Osteoporosis Behavioral: multidisciplinary osteoporosis prevention educational program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effectiveness of an Educational Program in the Prevention of Osteoporosis and Fractures

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Further study details as provided by Helsinki University:

Enrollment: 2181
Study Start Date: January 1996
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
The multidisciplinary osteoporosis prevention study started with a five-day program at a rehabilitation centre and will be followed by one-day group appointments twice.
Behavioral: multidisciplinary osteoporosis prevention educational program
The program includes individualized counseling aimed at improving diet, muscle strength, balance, and informing individuals about home hazards and the use of medicine.
No Intervention: 2
The control group will get information about osteoporosis through media and health care system.


Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 60-70 years and living in southern Finland (Uusimaa region)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00589615

Miina Sillanpää Foundation
Helsinki, Finland, 00300 Helsinki
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helsinki University
Miina Sillanpää Foundation
Principal Investigator: Matti J Välimäki, MD, PhD Helsinki University Central Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Matti Välimäki, MD, PhD, Helsinki University Central Hospital Identifier: NCT00589615     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 325/E05/01
Miina Sillanpää Foundation
Study First Received: December 26, 2007
Last Updated: January 9, 2008

Keywords provided by Helsinki University:
vitamin D
bone density

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on August 16, 2017