How do osteoporosis patients perceive their illness and treatment? Implications for clinical practice
Archives of Osteoporosis, 07/17/2012
Besser SJ et al. – Osteoporosis sufferers need a better understanding of their fracture risk and what they can do to control their condition. Concerns about medication need to be addressed in order to improve adherence, particularly in relation to the management of side effects. Since drawings of osteoporosis were found to arouse emotions, it is concluded that risk communication in osteoporosis could benefit from using visual images.