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Quality of Life Is Related to Social Support in Elderly Osteoporosis Patients in a Chinese Population.

Ma L, Li Y, Wang J, Zhu H, Yang W, Cao R, Qian Y, Feng M - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: The physical function, role-physical, bodily pain, general health, vitality, social-functioning, role-emotional and mental health scores in case group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01).The objective support, subjective support, utilization of support, and total scores in case group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01).Further longitudinal studies should be conducted to provide more clinical evidence to determine causative factors for the observed association between risk factors and outcomes.

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Affiliation: Department of Geriatrics, Xuan Wu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100053, China.

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Objective: To explore the association between quality of life and social support in elderly osteoporosis patients in a Chinese population.

Methods: A total of 214 elderly patients who underwent bone mineral density screening were divided into two groups: elderly patients with primary osteoporosis (case group, n = 112) and normal elderly patients (control group, n = 102). Quality of life and social support were compared between the two groups.

Results: Quality of life and social support were significantly different between the case and control groups. The physical function, role-physical, bodily pain, general health, vitality, social-functioning, role-emotional and mental health scores in case group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01). The objective support, subjective support, utilization of support, and total scores in case group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01). Quality of life and social support were positively correlated in the case group (r = 0.672, P < 0.01).

Conclusion: Quality of life and social support in elderly patients with osteoporosis in China were poorer than in elderly patients without osteoporosis and were positively correlated. Our findings indicate that increased efforts to improve the social support and quality of life in elderly osteoporosis patients are urgently needed in China. Further longitudinal studies should be conducted to provide more clinical evidence to determine causative factors for the observed association between risk factors and outcomes.

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Comparison of SF-36 scores between the case group of elderly patients with osteoporosis (n = 112) and control group (n = 102).Values are reported as mean ± SEM. *Significantly different from the control group (P < 0.01).
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pone.0127849.g001: Comparison of SF-36 scores between the case group of elderly patients with osteoporosis (n = 112) and control group (n = 102).Values are reported as mean ± SEM. *Significantly different from the control group (P < 0.01).

Mentions: The SF-36 showed the following scores in the case and control groups, respectively: PF, 69.2 ± 20.2 vs. 88.7 ± 17.1; RP, 57.2 ± 22.7 vs. 79.1 ± 22.6; BP, 58.4 ± 18.9 vs. 80.1 ± 20.4; GH, 46.9 ± 18.9 vs. 59.3 ± 18.0; VT, 61.3 ± 20.1 vs. 74.3 ± 20.2; SF, 66.0 ± 25.3 vs. 81.1 ± 30.0; RE, 65.1 ± 31.1 vs. 82.0 ± 33.5; MH, 64.0 ± 20.2 vs. 75.4 ± 22.0; and total, 61.1 ± 20.0 vs. 77.5 ± 23.4. The PF, RP, BP, GH, VT, SF, RE, MH and total scores in the OP group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01) (Fig 1).


Quality of Life Is Related to Social Support in Elderly Osteoporosis Patients in a Chinese Population.

Ma L, Li Y, Wang J, Zhu H, Yang W, Cao R, Qian Y, Feng M - PLoS ONE (2015)

Comparison of SF-36 scores between the case group of elderly patients with osteoporosis (n = 112) and control group (n = 102).Values are reported as mean ± SEM. *Significantly different from the control group (P < 0.01).
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pone.0127849.g001: Comparison of SF-36 scores between the case group of elderly patients with osteoporosis (n = 112) and control group (n = 102).Values are reported as mean ± SEM. *Significantly different from the control group (P < 0.01).
Mentions: The SF-36 showed the following scores in the case and control groups, respectively: PF, 69.2 ± 20.2 vs. 88.7 ± 17.1; RP, 57.2 ± 22.7 vs. 79.1 ± 22.6; BP, 58.4 ± 18.9 vs. 80.1 ± 20.4; GH, 46.9 ± 18.9 vs. 59.3 ± 18.0; VT, 61.3 ± 20.1 vs. 74.3 ± 20.2; SF, 66.0 ± 25.3 vs. 81.1 ± 30.0; RE, 65.1 ± 31.1 vs. 82.0 ± 33.5; MH, 64.0 ± 20.2 vs. 75.4 ± 22.0; and total, 61.1 ± 20.0 vs. 77.5 ± 23.4. The PF, RP, BP, GH, VT, SF, RE, MH and total scores in the OP group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01) (Fig 1).

Bottom Line: The physical function, role-physical, bodily pain, general health, vitality, social-functioning, role-emotional and mental health scores in case group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01).The objective support, subjective support, utilization of support, and total scores in case group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01).Further longitudinal studies should be conducted to provide more clinical evidence to determine causative factors for the observed association between risk factors and outcomes.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Geriatrics, Xuan Wu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100053, China.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To explore the association between quality of life and social support in elderly osteoporosis patients in a Chinese population.

Methods: A total of 214 elderly patients who underwent bone mineral density screening were divided into two groups: elderly patients with primary osteoporosis (case group, n = 112) and normal elderly patients (control group, n = 102). Quality of life and social support were compared between the two groups.

Results: Quality of life and social support were significantly different between the case and control groups. The physical function, role-physical, bodily pain, general health, vitality, social-functioning, role-emotional and mental health scores in case group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01). The objective support, subjective support, utilization of support, and total scores in case group were significantly lower than those in the control group (P < 0.01). Quality of life and social support were positively correlated in the case group (r = 0.672, P < 0.01).

Conclusion: Quality of life and social support in elderly patients with osteoporosis in China were poorer than in elderly patients without osteoporosis and were positively correlated. Our findings indicate that increased efforts to improve the social support and quality of life in elderly osteoporosis patients are urgently needed in China. Further longitudinal studies should be conducted to provide more clinical evidence to determine causative factors for the observed association between risk factors and outcomes.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus