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JRPMS Vol 4, No 4, December 2020, p.96-98

doi: 10.22540/JRPMS-04-096

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Review Article

Fracture risk assessment in the Greek population via the algorithm ‘FRAX’, and nursing intervention in patients with osteoporosis

Marina Bucuku

  • Nurse, Athens, Greece

Keywords: Fracture Risk, ‘FRAX’, Greek population, Nurse Intervention, Osteoporosis


Abstract

Osteoporosis is a chronic skeletal disorder accompanied with a variety of socio-economic adverse outcomes. Trademark of this particular ‘silent disease’, is the occurrence of low-impact fractures, which is the result of the decreased strength of the bone tissue. It is estimated, that hip fracture incidences in the Greek population, will demonstrate a significant increase until the year 2050. It is an urgent need, to have a better-designed and executed clinical evaluation program for osteoporotic patients, in connection with the ten-year fracture risk assessment tool, FRAX, that is currently implemented all over the world, and has been incorporated in the Greek Guidelines as well. The role of the nurse is also considered important when implementing osteoporosis-related strategies both for identification and for treatment of patients at risk