Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition osteoporosis
Treatment qualitative study
Sponsor Hospices Civils de Lyon
Start date February 2014
End date January 2015
Trial size 114 participants
Trial identifier NCT02861989, 69HCL16_0499

Summary

Osteoporosis (OP) and subsequent fractures (OP fractures) are a source of morbidity and high mortality in the elderly. Despite numerous programs aiming at improving OP care, the prevention, diagnostic and treatment remain suboptimal. Barriers to a better care are multiple, both in the general and at-risk population, and in medical practitioners. Since they do not perceive their susceptibility to OP, people do not see the benefit of prevention. In addition, physicians do not give sufficient importance to OP prevention and care, despite the existence of guidelines.

The investigators implemented a qualitative study to explore the knowledge and representations regarding osteoporosis in the general and at-risk population and in doctors in Rhône-Alpes Region, France, using focus groups with women and men and semi-structured face-to-face interviews with general practitioners. Understanding barriers to osteoporosis care in patients and general practitioners will help to set up effective strategies to improve prevention and treatment.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective cross-sectional
Arm
women over 50 years with a diagnosis of osteoporosis or history of fragility fracture /osteoporosis treatment
qualitative study
women over 50 years without a diagnosis of osteoporosis or history of fragility fracture /osteoporosis treatment
qualitative study
Men over 60 years with a diagnosis of osteoporosis or history of fragility fracture /osteoporosis treatment
qualitative study
Men over 60 years without a diagnosis of osteoporosis or history of fragility fracture /osteoporosis treatment
qualitative study
General practitioners from the Rhône area, France
qualitative study

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Focus Group Interview
time frame: 24 hours

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Factors favoring and barriers to a better management of OP in each group
time frame: At the day of inclusion
Specific communication needs for the different groups: men/women, fractured/non-fractured.
time frame: At the day of inclusion

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 50 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - group 1: women aged 50 to 85 years with a history of fragility fracture or an osteoporosis diagnostic - group 2: women aged 50 to 85 years without a history of fragility fracture or an osteoporosis diagnostic - group 3: men aged 60 to 85 years with a history of fragility fracture or an osteoporosis diagnostic - group 4: men aged 60 to 85 years without a history of fragility fracture or an osteoporosis diagnostic - group 5: general practitioners in Region Rhône-Alpes, France - who signed the consent form Exclusion Criteria: - no signed consent - legal disability - difficulty in understanding French - psychiatric disorder

Additional Information

Official title Qualitative Study on Representations of Osteoporosis in the General and At-risk Population and in General Practitioners.
Principal investigator Anne-Marie Schott, Pr
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Hospices Civils de Lyon.