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


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

Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation, vol.16, no.9, pp.1491-9, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11136-007-9257-6
  • Title of Journal : Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation
  • Page Numbers: pp.1491-9

Abstract

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.