• P. R. Anand Vijaya Kumar Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy (JSS University Mysore), Ooty-643001
  • Abi K. Joseph
  • Gummadapu Gokul
  • Madathatha Praisy Alex
  • G. Naveena


Objective: Osteoporosis and associated fractures are an important cause of mortality and morbidity. The aim of the study is to evaluate the effects of different treatment modalities calcium, calcium+VitD3 and calcium+physiotherapy and finds their effects on the quality of life in osteoporotic patients using International Osteoporosis Foundation Qualeffo-41Questionnaire and calculates the prevalence in the study sites.

Methods: An open, randomized study comparing the effect of three treatment modalities was carried out in 100 patients (expecting 20%drop out) for six months between September 2013 and March 2014.

Results: On the evaluation of 82 patients for 6 mo it showed that prevalence of osteoporosis is 4.82% in Nilgiris district, TamilNadu. Among the different domains of QUALEFFO-41questionnaire of osteoporotic international foundation (IOF), patients treated with calcium were effective in improving leisure, social activity (at P<0.01). Calcium &physiotherapy was found to be effective in improving mobility and pain (at P<0.0001). But Calcium & Vitamin D3 group proved to be effective in improving Physical function like activities of daily living (at P<0.001).

Conclusion: Osteoporotic population taking calcium along with physiotherapy showed an improvement in the total quality of life.

Keywords: Osteoporosis, QOL, Calcium, Vitamin D3, Physiotherapy, Nilgiris, QUALEFFO-41questionnaire


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Kumar, P. R. . A. V., A. K. Joseph, G. Gokul, M. P. Alex, and G. Naveena. “CLINICAL OUTCOME OF CALCIUM, VITAMIN D3 & PHYSIOTHERAPY IN OSTEOPOROTIC POPULATION IN THE NILGIRIS DISTRICT”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 3, Mar. 2016, pp. 157-60,



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