Resources for the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment based
Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
Fracture Risk Assessment Tool
Purpose : The FRAX® algorithms give the 10-year probability of fracture.
Admin time : 10 min
User Friendly : High
Requires the use of a bone densinometer instrument
Administered by : GP or nurse
Content : Set of fracture risk factors used to compute the 10-year probability of hip fracture and the 10-year probability of a major osteoporotic fracture (clinical spine, forearm, hip or shoulder fracture) for both women and men in different countries
Author : World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Metabolic Bone Diseases, University of Sheffield, UK
FRAX® Desktop for Offline Use
The FRAX Desktop application can be purchased and downloaded to any personal computer where it operates without internet access.
The individual entry system mimics the front end of the current web version of FRAX.
It can be used to assess an unlimited number of individual patients in any healthcare setting. The license can run for six or twelve months (download will expire after the subscription period).
Each time the license is renewed, the subscriber receives the updated version of FRAX.
Available from : http://www.frax-tool.org/
What investigations follow FRAX ?
Many people confuse the results of FRAX with the recommendations for treatment based on the results.
Read more about the use of FRAX
This Tool is used in the Bone Health Assessment
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The Bone Health Assessment is one of 5 sub-domains of the Medical Assessment
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The Medical Assessment is one of 8 domains of the
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
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