Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Bone density measurement: a health technology report

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English
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Online
Author: 
Joanne Homik
David Hailey
Publisher: 
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Explores the appropriate use of bone density measurement (BDM) in routing health care services. Examines the value and use of BDM and associated treatments, issues which have been covered in a number of health technology assessments and commentaries.

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ISBN 1896956122

A provincial strategy for bone health and fracture prevention: recommendations of the Bone Health and Fracture Prevention Steeri

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English
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Online
Author: 
Bone Health and Fracture Prevention Steering Committee
Publisher: 
British Columbia Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors and BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Articulates a stratedy for integrating bone health and fracture prevention research with community action and public policy. It highlights programs that address building optimal bone mass during childhood and adolescent years, preserving bone health during adulthood, and minimising the risk of falls and fractures in seniors. The document begins with an overview of research on bone health, osteoporosis and fracture prevention, then discusses the health promotion approach, and concludes with recommendations that give directions for long-term, comprehensive and focussed planning for bone health in the hopes of reducing the burden of osteoporosis and fractures on our health care system.

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ISBN 0772644942
OSTE.B66 2001

A framework and strategy for the prevention and management of osteoporosis: report of the Strategic Action Working Group on Oste

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English
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Author: 
Laurie Bernick
Angela Cheung
Terumi Izukawa
Barbara Liu
Alexandra Papaioannou
Peter Tugwell
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Health Council
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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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OSTE.S77 2000
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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Build better bones - training manual

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Robin Barnett
Colleen Anderson
Publisher: 
BC Women's Health Centre and the Junior League of Greater Vancouver and the Osteoporosis Society of Canada and Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Focuses on young women reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis and promotes a balanced lifestyle to maintain healthy bones for life. Designed for organizations that want to sponsor ongoing Build Better Bones workshops. Contents include: a trainer's guide for training facilitators who can deliver the Build Better Bones workshop, a facilitator guide for the interactive workshop, supporting osteoporosis and facilitation information for the facilitators, and visuals used during the Build Better Bones workshop.

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OSTE.A53 1996

Is osteoporosis a menopausal disease?

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English
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Author: 
Julie Ouellet
Publisher: 
DES Action Canada
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

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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Bone mineral density testing: does the evidence support its selective use in well women?

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English
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Author: 
C.J. Green
K.L. Bassett
V. Foerster
A. Kazanjian
Publisher: 
BC Office of Health Technology Assessment
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Exposes the other side of the debate about bone mineral density testing and reviews evidence-based literature to uncover some facts about BMD testing and osteoporosis that have not received public attention. Suggests that testing may actually misdirect treatment efforts "away from the majority of women who will ultimately suffer fractures," by focussing attention on the minority with low bone mineral density.

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OSTE.G74 1997

Osteoporosis Society of Canada

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Groups Served: 
Women with particular health conditions
Youth
Older women (50+)
Middle-aged women (30-50)
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Groupe de soutien / support par les pairs
Services d'information et de références
Support group/peer support
Éducation / développement communautaire
Groupe de pression
Promotion de la santé

Works to educate, empower, and support individuals and communities in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Provides information to patients, health-care professionals, and the public. Website includes calcium-rich recipes and a Calcium Calculator. La Société de l'ostéoporose du Canada a pour but d'éduquer, d'haviliter et d'appuyer les personnes et les communautés en matière de prévention et de traitement de l'ostéoporose.

Primary Telephone: 
416- 696-2663
Email Address: 
osc@osteoporosis.ca
Fax Number: 
416- 696-2673
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1 800 977-1778 (Français)
Street Address: 
33 Laird Drive
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4G 3S9
Internal Notes : 
<p>Multiple TollFree found: "1 800 977-1778 (Français) and 1-800-463-6842 (English)"</p>
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