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Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2009;30(12):944-950.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2009.30.12.944    Published online December 20, 2009.
Evaluation of Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool Usefulness as a Screening Test for Osteoporosis in Korean Men.
Chang Hun Lee, Seung Won Oh, Jeung Hwan Seung, Hyun Jin Do, Youl Lee Lym, Jae Kyung Choi, Hee Kyung Joh, Hyuk Jung Kweon, Dong Yung Cho
1Department of Family Medicine, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Seoul National University Hospital Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Seoul, Korea. osw@snuh.org
한국 성인 남성에서 Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool의 유용성 평가
이창훈, 오승원, 성정환, 도현진, 임열리, 최재경, 조희경, 권혁중, 조동영
This study was done to determine whether the Osteoporosis Self-assessment Tool (OST) can predict central bone mineral density in Korean men above 50 years, as defi ned by dual energy X-ray absorptionmetry (DXA). Methods: We applied the OST index to Korean men aged over 50 in Health Promotion Center of Konkuk University Hospital from September 2005 to September 2008. The calculated OST risk index was based on weight and age, truncated to an integer. Results: The study population was 276 men. The mean age, height and weight of the men were 59.7 ± 6.69 years, 167.6 ± 6.14 cm and 67.5 ± 8.93 kg respectively. By DXA, 4.7% of the men had a T score of -2.5 or less, and 46.4% had a T score of -2 or less at the spine, total hip, or femoral neck. The OST index ranged from -4 to 7. Using a cutoff score of 0, we predicted osteoporosis with a sensitivity of 85% and a specifi city of 62%. The receiver operating characteristic curve showed an area under the curve of 0.77. When the subjects were analyzed by age and smoking status, the predictive value of the OST was maintained. Conclusion: The OST is a simple and useful method to predict osteoporosis in Korean men.
Key Words: Osteoporosis Self-Assessment Tool; Osteoporosis; Bone Densitometry; Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptionmetry


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