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Pain and Lower Physical Function Affect Patient Quality of Life

Key clinical point: Pain management and exercise interventions in older women with osteoporosis and vertebral fractures are related to patient health-related quality of life.

Major finding: Lower levels of health-related QoL were significantly associated with lower levels of physical function and higher levels of pain.

Study details: Cross-sectional study of 149 home-dwelling Norwegian women aged 65 years or older.

Disclosures: The authors said they had no financial disclosures or conflicts of interest to report.


BMC Geriatrics. 2019 Nov 4. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1268-y