On the Occasion of World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), October 20 of each year, the Calcium Metabolism and Osteoporosis Program (CaMOP) WHO CC for Metabolic Bone Disorders at AUBMC is preparing a series of events over that period in collaboration with nursing, nutrition and dietary services, physical therapy, and pharmacy departments, and media relations at AUBMC, to raise awareness on Osteoporosis.
The activities will include:
Awareness Booth- Monday October 23, 2023 at ACC Building, AND Friday October 27 2023 at Building 23-AUBMC (between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm) A booth will be installed at the entrance of the medical center outpatient clinics. The booth will include many educational activities such as Knowledge competitions.Participants will fill out the “FRAX” questionnaire to check their own risk for osteoporosis with the support of attending physicians, fellows, and nurses participating in the event.
Brochures developed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and leaflets for WOD will be distributed alongside material developed by the CaMOP on osteoporosis and vitamin D. Nutrition and bone health: In this section, the patient will be informed about the content of calcium in each food type, and the calcium intake will be estimated using the IOF questionnaire for patients who are interested and a result will be printed and given to the patient. A leaflet listing calcium content in food will be distributed in this section.
Daily living and exercise with osteoporosis: this section will be handled by the physical therapy department. Patients will be advised about the exercises that are safe to be done for patients with osteoporosis, mainly stretching, balance and quadriceps strengthening exercises. The exercise booklet will be distributed in this section.
Treatment of osteoporosis: this section will be handled by physicians and the pharmacy department. Patients will be guided through the different types of treatment for osteoporosis, along with their side effects. The pamphlet detailing the treatment strategies will be distributed in this section. Diagnosis of osteoporosis: this section will be handled by the Bone Densitometry Unit technicians. Patients will be informed about the different steps of the BMD testing and the main instructions before doing the test. The booklet about BMD testing will be distributed in this section.