Quality of life assessment in musculo-skeletal health

With population aging and increased life expectancy, people are living longer and are becoming increasingly susceptible to non-communicable diseases, in particular musculoskeletal disorders

Charlotte Beaudart; Emmanuel Biver; Olivier Bruyère; Cyrus Cooper; Nasser Al-Daghri; Jean-Yves Reginster; René Rizzoli

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • With population aging and increased life expectancy, people are living longer and are becoming increasingly susceptible to non-communicable diseases, in particular musculoskeletal disorders
  • The burden attributable to musculoskeletal disorders is estimated having increased by 46% from 1990 to 20104
  • One of the major criticisms highlighted against the use of generic quality of life questionnaire is that these instruments, designed to measure Health-Related Quality of Life over a broad spectrum of diseases, may not be sensitive enough to detect HRQoL specific to a particular illness of interest
  • Musculoskeletal disorders are major health conditions associated with ageing, which affect morbidity, quality of life and mortality, and contribute to increase healthcare costs for the society
  • The recent development of tools dedicated to the assessment of QOL related to musculoskeletal conditions should help to validate such interventions

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