Validation of a one year fracture prediction tool for absolute hip fracture risk in long term care residents

TitleValidation of a one year fracture prediction tool for absolute hip fracture risk in long term care residents
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsNegm AM, Ioannidis G, Jantzi M, Bucek J, Giangregorio L, Pickard L, Hirdes JP, Adachi JD, Richardson J, Thabane L, Papaioannou A
JournalBMC Geriatrics
Volume18
Issue1
Pagination320
Date PublishedDecember 27
Type of Articlejournal article
ISBN Number1471-2318
Abstract

Frail older adults living in long term care (LTC) homes have a high fracture risk, which can result in reduced quality of life, pain and death. The Fracture Risk Scale (FRS) was designed for fracture risk assessment in LTC, to optimize targeting of services in those at highest risk. This study aims to examine the construct validity and discriminative properties of the FRS in three Canadian provinces at 1-year follow up.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-1010-1
DOI10.1186/s12877-018-1010-1
Short TitleBMC geriatrics