Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscript
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Elaine R. Henson, DNP, ANP-C
Joseph F. Burkard, DNSc, CRNA
Osteoporosis is a silent disease leading to osteoporotic fractures and even death. Postmenopausal women are extremely susceptible to osteoporosis because of estrogen deficiency. But less than 1 in 4 women with an osteoporotic fracture was screened or treated for osteoporosis. Postmenopausal women have been proven to benefit from early osteoporosis detection and treatment. However, there is no current national policy on screening for postmenopausal osteoporosis before age 65. Nurse practitioners can play an important role in screening for postmenopausal osteoporosis in primary care to prevent osteoporotic fractures and improve quality of life.
Digital USD Citation
Wang, Shenwan, "Screening for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women between Age 30-64 in Primary Care: A Policy Perspective with Recommendations" (2021). Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts. 180.
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