Accuracy of patient-reported height loss and risk factors for height loss among postmenopausal women

Briot, Karine; Legrand, Erik; Pouchain, Denis; Monnier, Stéphanie; Roux, Christian
April 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/6/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 6, p558
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examined the determinants of height loss among post-menopausal women who were more than 60 years old in a primary care setting. The study collected demographic and clinical data of patients through a questionnaire and utilized three height assessments to determine loss of height. Results of the study indicated that the mean loss of height among 8610 patients was 4.5 cm and the strong determinants of height loss could be thoracic kyphosis and vertebral fracture.


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