Pp-359 Barriers To The Management Of Osteoporosis In Primary Care: Osteoporosis Risk Assessment - Area For Improvement

Author(s): 
Sarka Blazkova1, Magda Vytrisalova 1, Svatopluk Byma2, Vladimir Palicka3, Jan Stepan4, Jiri Vlcek1, Tomas Hala5
1 Department of Social and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
2 Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Krdlove, Czech Republic
3 Osteocentre, Institute of Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
4 3rd Internal clinic of 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
5 Osteocentre, Regional Hospital Pardubice, Faculty of Medical Health Care, University Pardubice a SYNARC/CCBR Czech, Centre for Clinical and Basic Research, Pardubice, Czech Republic
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Aim: The study objective was to assess the current situation in Czech Republic regarding management of osteoporosis (OP) in the primary care setting.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey among general practitioners was performed to analyse prevention, risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment of OP. A total of 1393 GPs received a postal 24-item anonymous questionnaire. Participants were randomly recruited from a database of Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic.
Results: The mean age of respondents (n = 525, 38%) was 52 years (range 30-83), 59% of them were women. Vast majority perceived their role in management of OP as considerable (92%) particularly women (P Conclusion: GPs are active in OP management however utilisation of specific measurement is insufficient. GPs should pay more attention to OP risk factors.
Literature: 
PP-359
BARRIERS TO THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS IN PRIMARY CARE: OSTEOPOROSIS RISK ASSESSMENT - AREA FOR IMPROVEMENT