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dc.contributor.authorRohde, Gudrun
dc.contributor.authorHaugeberg, Glenn
dc.contributor.authorMarit Mengshoel, Anne
dc.contributor.authorMoum, Torbjorn
dc.contributor.authorWahl, Astrid K
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-09T01:04:42Z
dc.date.available2015-10-09T01:04:42Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2009 Aug 25;10(1):106
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/46395
dc.description.abstractBackground Changes in patient-reported outcomes like health related quality of life (HRQOL) and global quality of life (GQOL) in patients with low-energy distal radius fracture might be related to fracture, or be within the normal range of variation in an elderly population. Hence, the present study aims to examine: Whether patients with low-energy distal radius fracture attain their pre-fracture levels in HRQOL and GQOL one year after the fracture and compare these levels with age- and sex-matched controls; and whether objective factors predict changes in HRQOL and GQOL during the same one year period. Methods We examined 160 patients and 169 age- and sex matched controls, respectively (mean ± SD) 67 ± 9 and 66 ± 9 years of age. HRQOL was assessed by the Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire (MHAQ) and the Short–Form 36 (SF-36). The Quality of Life Scale (QOLS) assessed GQOL. Paired sample t-tests and multiple linear regression analyses were applied. Results After one year no differences were found in HRQOL (assessed as arm functions, physical health and mental health) compared to pre-fracture level in the patient group. Both patients with distal radius fracture and controls reported a reduced GQOL after one year (p < 0.001). Low-energy distal radius fracture did not predict worsened HRQOL or GQOL one year after inclusion, and few predictors of changes were identified. Worsened arm function was predicted by low BMI (B = -0.20, p = 0.019) at baseline, worsened physical health was predicted by low education (B = 1.37, p = 0.017) at baseline, and living with someone predicted worsened mental health (B = 2.85, p = 0.009) Conclusion Patients with a distal radius fracture seem to manage well despite the fracture, and distal radius fracture is not an independent predictor of worsened HRQOL and GQOL.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsRohde et al.
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
dc.titleNo long-term impact of low-energy distal radius fracture on health-related quality of life and global quality of life: a case-control study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.updated2015-10-09T01:04:43Z
dc.creator.authorRohde, Gudrun
dc.creator.authorHaugeberg, Glenn
dc.creator.authorMarit Mengshoel, Anne
dc.creator.authorMoum, Torbjorn
dc.creator.authorWahl, Astrid K
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-10-106
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-50505
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/46395/1/12891_2009_Article_684.pdf
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