The National Osteoporosis Society encourages research projects which aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
On this page you will find links to information on research studies currently being carried out into osteoporosis/bone health and ways that you can get involved.
FRESH is for “Fun, Relevant activities to build Energy, Strength and a Healthy balance system”. That’s the kind of physical activities that are promoted in this new website designed for people of all ages but particularly older people. This website will give you information about strength and balance training so that you can do the right kinds of physical activities that are important as we get older.
By answering a few questions, you will help researchers at Bournemouth University who are trying to find the best ways of presenting this information on the Internet.
Visit the website at www.freshbalance.org.uk
Fear of Falling Assessment: A survey of current practice among health professionals
As part of a masters projet the University of Plymouth are conducting an online survey to investigate current practice regarding fear of falling assessments; including how fear of falling is assessed by health professionals, what influences selection of different types of assessment and how assessments might influence intervention or referral selection. Even if you do not currently assess fear of falling as part of a falls risk assessment the researchers would be interested in your views.
Ultimately it is hoped that the results of this study will facilitate selection of an existing tool or inform the development of a new standardised tool which would be used nationally to assess fear of falling.
If you are interested in participating in this survey please follow this link http://kwiksurveys.com/s.asp?sid=4c6a70oarwnwq1e35336
If you would like any further information please contact Sophie Markevics firstname.lastname@example.org
The Screening of Older Women for Prevention of fracture study (SCOOP) is a major, randomised controlled trial coordinated by the University of East Anglia over a seven year period. It is designed to test a method of screening for risk of fracture for women aged 70 to 85 years.
If you are conducting research and would like to advertise your study on this page, please email email@example.com
Please note: Inclusion of studies on this page does not imply endorsement or approval of the project or its outcomes by the National Osteoporosis Society.