Osteoporosis Assessment

 

International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) One-Minute

* “Yes” answers mean that you have clinically-proven risk factors which may lead to osteoporosis and fractures.

Read the questions and put the tick mark on your answer.

01. Have either of your parents been diagnosed with osteoporosis or broken a bone after a minor fall (a fall from standing height or less)?

02. Did either of your parents have a stooped back?

03. Are you 40 years old or older?

04. Have you ever broken a bone after a minor fall, as an adult?

05. Do you fall frequently (more than once in the last year) or do you have a fear of falling because you are frail?

06. After the age of 40, have you lost over 1 inch in height?

07. Are you underweight?

08. Have you ever taken corticosteroid tablets (cortisone, prednisone, etc.) for more than 3 consecutive months?

09. Have you ever been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis?

10. Have you been diagnosed with an over-active thyroid, over active parathyroid glands, type-1 diabetes or a nutritional/gastrointestinal disorder?

11. (For women) Did your menopause occur before the age of 45?

12. (For women) Have your periods ever stopped for 12 consecutive months or more (other than because of pregnancy & menopause)?

13. (For women) Were your ovaries removed before age 50, without you taking Hormone Replacement Therapy?

14. (For men) Have you ever suffered from impotence, lack of libido or other symptoms related to low testosterone levels?

15. Do you regularly drink alcohol in excess of safe drinking limits (more than 2 units a day)?

16. Do you currently, or have you ever, smoked cigarettes?

17. Is your daily level of physical activity less than 30 minutes per day?

18. Do you avoid, or are you allergic to milk or dairy products, without taking any calcium supplements?

19. Do you spend less than 10 minutes per day outdoors (with part of your body exposed to sunlight)?