Vitamin D status: effects on quality of life in osteoporosis among Turkish women


Basaran S. , Guzel R. , Coskun-Benlidayi I., Guler-Uysal F.

QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, cilt.16, ss.1491-1499, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11136-007-9257-6
  • Dergi Adı: QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1491-1499

Özet

Background and objectives Vitamin D deficiency causes muscle weakness, impairs bone formation and neuromuscular coordination thus leading to an increase in fracture risk. It has been found that inadequate levels of vitamin D are present in most of the osteoporosis patients. However, very few studies investigate the association between vitamin D status and quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of vitamin D on QOL among Turkish women with osteoporosis.