Geriatric Examination Tool Kit

Osteoporosis: Examination and Outcomes

1. Osteoporosis assessment algorithm - Meeks

2. Flexicurve: Kyphosis/Lordosis measurement - Lindsey

3. Timed Loaded Standing - Shipp
Shipp KM, Purse JL, Gold DT, Pieper CF, Sloane R, Schenkman M, Lyles KW. (2002).
Timed loaded standing: a measure of combined trunk and arm endurance suitable for people with vertebral osteoporosis. Osteoporos Int. 11(11):914-22.

4. Osteoporosis Risk Factors, questionnaire - Prost

5. FRAX algorithm: gives the 10-year probability of fracture
Kanis J. (2009). FRAX® WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases. University of Sheffield, UK.

6. QUALEFFO-31: (see appendix) Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis
van Schoor NM, Knol DL, Glas CA, Ostelo RW, Leplège A, Cooper C, Johnell O, Lips P. Development of the Qualeffo-31, an osteoporosis-specific quality-of-life questionnaire. Osteoporos Int. 2006;17(4):543-51.

Patient Education Resources

8. "Do it Right & Prevent Fractures!":  booklet   or  poster
-- courtesy of American Bone Health, and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy


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Prost, E. (2021). Examination Tool Kit. University of Missouri,
School of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy

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Updated: June 18, 2021