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The impact of rehabilitation on the health-related quality of life in patients with vertebral fragility fractures

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Vertebral fractures are one of the most frequent and serious osteoporotic fractures. Rehabilitation plays an important role in these patients through its potential impact on pain and physical function, not only in the short-term, but also in the long term. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of a 10 days-rehabilitation program on quality of life in the long term. This study was an observational study conducted on pa- tients with fragility vertebral fractures. At baseline and after 6 months the following parameters were evaluated: height and occiput wall distance, Visual Analogue Scale for dorsal and lumbar pain, 20 meters walk test for gait’s performance. For quality of life assessment we used the Italian version of EuroQuol-5-dimensions-3-level. Patients were divided in two groups: 39 patients underwent a 10 days-rehabili- tation program specific for fragility vertebral fractures, 15 patients did not receive any rehabilitation treatment.
Patients who underwent a specific physiotherapy pro- gram had better quality of life-related outcomes after 6 months than patients did not perform any rehabilita- tion, in particular in EQ-Global Health and in the mobil- ity and selfcare dimension of EQ-index. In conclusions this study shows that in the manage- ment of fragility vertebral fractures the exercises have an important role.

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