Failure to perceive increased risk of fracture in women 55 years and older: the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW)
Siris, E S × Gehlbach, S Adachi, J D Boonen, Steven Chapurlat, R D Compston, J E Cooper, C Delmas, P Díez-Pérez, A Hooven, F H Lacroix, A Z Netelenbos, J C Pfeilschifter, J Rossini, M Roux, C Saag, K G Sambrook, P Silverman, S Watts, N B Wyman, A Greenspan, S L #
Osteoporosis International vol:22 issue:1 pages:27-35
We compared self-perception of fracture risk with actual risk among 60,393 postmenopausal women aged ≥55 years, using data from the Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW). Most postmenopausal women with risk factors failed to appreciate their actual risk for fracture. Improved education about osteoporosis risk factors is needed.