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Osteoporosis School

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00224991
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 23, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 3, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE September 21, 2005
First Posted Date  ICMJE September 23, 2005
Last Update Posted Date April 3, 2014
Study Start Date  ICMJE June 1999
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: October 17, 2012)
Fall frequency
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 21, 2005)
Fall freqency
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 21, 2005)
  • Compliance
  • Quality of life
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Osteoporosis School
Official Title  ICMJE Effect of Training in Prevention of Falls, Compliance to Treatment and Quality of Life: A Randomized, Prospective Investigation.
Brief Summary

The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of systematic education (osteoporosis school) on fall frequency, compliance and quality of life of a group of patients more than fifty years of age.

Hypothetically, systematic information can increase compliance to the medical treatment, decrease the frequency of falls and increase the quality of life.

Detailed Description

In most randomized trials compliance to medical treatment in osteoporosis is very high, but compliance tends to be considerably inferior in routine treatment compared to scientific trials. This fact is caused by a narrow selection of motivated patients in the randomized trials. Perhaps, the information given to the patients in scientific trials is more thorough than information given in a routine setting.

There are no trials available that document that compliance to medical treatment of patients with osteoporosis can be increased by intensive systematic information.

Change of lifestyle is an important part in the treatment of these patients. The patients are encouraged to eat more healthy food combined with an intake of calcium and vitamins, reduction of alcohol and tobacco consumption if needed and prevention of fall incidence through changes in the house.

The quality of life is often reduced, partly due to chronic pain, altered social status, physical handicap and partly due to the heavy knowledge of having a chronic decease.

Adaption to the last-mentioned factors can possibly lead to a considerably better quality of life in spite of the unchanged physical handicap.

Randomized trials on efficacy of systematic patient education has in general been positive in other contexts. Young patients with diabetes offered coping skills training have therefore a better metabolic control and quality of life.

No similar randomized trials are available on the efficacy of a systematic education program in osteoporosis.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Condition  ICMJE Osteoporosis
Intervention  ICMJE Procedure: Intensive systematic information (osteoporosis school)
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 21, 2005)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date  ICMJE June 2005
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion criteria:

  • fracture caused by osteoporosis
  • fifty years or more of age
  • informed consent

Exclusion criteria:

- Physically or mental state that does not participation

Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Denmark
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00224991
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE ON-06-001-AJ
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Annette Jaquet Northern Orthopaedic Division
PRS Account Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
Verification Date April 2014

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