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 Vol 21: Physicians Attitudes to Contemporary Issues on Osteoporosis Management in Korea.


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This article is from Journal of Bone Metabolism, volume 21.AbstractBackground: In management of osteoporosis, several concerns here have been raised. The current issue included the utilization of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry DXA and fracture-risk assessment FRAX, screening of vitamin D deficiency and secondary osteoporosis, and long-term use of bisphosphonate and calcium supplements. There was no study on physicians attitude on these current issues in Korea. Therefore, we investigated the physicians attitude on these issues by survey. Methods: We administered a 30-item questionnaire to all members of Korean Society for Bone and Mineral Research by email survey form. One hundred participants answered the questionnaire. The questionnaire included the questions about the physicians attitude to current issues and the barriers to osteoporosis treatment in Korea. Results: Most physicians used bone densitometry devices 99% and, central DXA was the most accessible device 95%. Eighty-eight percent were aware of FRAX®, but among them, only 19.3% used it. The main reason for not using FRAX® was the lack of time in their proactive 76%. Screening for vitamin D status and secondary osteoporosis was performed by 59% and 52% of the respondents, respectively. The lack of awareness among patients and high costs of medication were perceived as the most important barriers to osteoporosis management in Korea. Conclusions: This study provides physicians perspective to the current issue for diagnostic and treatment of osteoporosis in Korea. To further improve osteoporosis management, educational programs for patients and doctors, and the improvement of reimbursement system should be considered in Korea.



Autor: Ha, Yong-Chan; Lee, Young-Kyun; Lim, Yong-Taik; Jang, Sun-Mee; Shin, Chan Soo

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