Rheumatology Book


Osteoporosis Risk Estimation Score in Men

Aka: Osteoporosis Risk Estimation Score in Men, Male Osteoporosis Risk Estimation Score
  1. Indications
    1. Osteoporosis Screening Tool
  2. Criteria: Tally a total score from the age, weight and COPD scores
    1. Age
      1. Score 0: Age <55 years
      2. Score 3: Age 56-74 years
      3. Score 4: Age over 75 years
    2. COPD
      1. Score 3: COPD
    3. Weight
      1. Score 6: Weight <154 pounds (<70 kg)
      2. Score 4: Weight 155-176 pounds (70-80 kg)
      3. Score 0: Weight >176 pounds (>80 kg)
  3. Interpretation
    1. Score of 6 points or greater should be followed by DEXA Scan
  4. References
    1. Shepherd (2007) Ann Fam Med 5(6): 540-6 [PubMed]

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