|Title||Validation of a one year fracture prediction tool for absolute hip fracture risk in long term care residents|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Negm AM, Ioannidis G, Jantzi M, Bucek J, Giangregorio L, Pickard L, Hirdes JP, Adachi JD, Richardson J, Thabane L, Papaioannou A|
|Date Published||December 27|
|Type of Article||journal article|
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.
|Short Title||BMC Geriatrics|