Acceptability of screening to prevent osteoporotic fractures: a qualitative study with older women

Clare L Emmett, Niamh M Redmond, Tim J Peters, Shane Clarke, Lee Shepstone, Elizabeth Lenaghan, Alison R G Shaw

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)


Osteoporotic fractures have a detrimental impact on health and quality of life, are more common in older women and are costly to treat. Screening to identify older women at high risk of fracture has the potential to offer substantial benefits. Understanding women's and professionals' experiences of screening will inform the implementation of screening in routine care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-42
Number of pages8
JournalFamily Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Female
  • Focus Groups
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Mass Screening
  • Osteoporotic Fractures
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Risk Factors

Cite this