Search Resources (English): Osteoporosis screening

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What evidence is there for the prevention and screening of osteoporosis?  
http://euro.who.int/Document/E88668.pdf

Presents a review of evidence to determine the effectiveness of the prevention and screening of osteoporosis.

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Published: 2006
A framework and strategy for the prevention and management of osteoporosis: report of the Strategic Action Working Group on Oste  
http://www.womenshealthcouncil.on.ca/userfiles/page_attachments/1966965_framework.pdf

Demonstrates the impacts of osteoporosis on individuals and the health care system. Argues that effective management requires an integrated system of care.

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Published: 2000
Is osteoporosis a menopausal disease?  
www.web.net/~desact/anglais/public/osteo.html

Discusses the confusion about osteoporosis as a disease, the validity of bone density testing as a diagnostic tool, the links between menopause and osteoporosis, and the relationship between normal bone aging and osteoporosis.

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Published: 1998
The ABC's of fracture prevention: a toolkit for family physicians  
http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/CMA/Content_Images/Inside_cma/WhatWePublish/LeadershipSeries/English/pg15WH.pdf
Describes evidence-based practice guidelines developed to assess the possibility of osteoporosis after a low-trauma fracture in women over the age of 40. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Bone density tests: when you need them and when you don’t  
http://consumerhealthchoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ChoosingWiselyBoneDensityAAFP.pdf

A factsheet about when it is useful to have a bone density test and when it is not appropriate – and possibly harmful – to have these tests done.

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Published: 2012