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ACE Report #10771
Ace Report Cover Metabolic Disorders

Adherence to weekly oral BP therapy versus quarterly IV BP therapy at varying health literacy level


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparative adherence to weekly oral and quarterly intravenous bisphosphonates among patients with limited heath literacy who sustained distal radius fractures

J Bone Miner Metab. 2018 Sep;36(5):589-595. doi: 10.1007/s00774-017-0867-y

Contributing Authors: YH Roh GH Baek HS Gong JH Noh

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Synopsis

432 patients with osteoporosis and distal radius fractures were randomized to post-injury bisphosphonate therapy with either weekly oral alendronate 70mg or quarterly intravenous ibandronate 3mg. Patients were primarily assessed for adherence to prescribed intervention, with particular interest in whether rates differed when subgrouped by health literacy. Results demonstrated significantly lower a...

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