Increase the knowledge & identification of Osteoporosis
How might we improve the knowledge & identification of Osteoporosis for patients with bone fracture & health professionals?
How does your research relate to the Challenge?
I thought getting perspective from the extreme - bone professionals would help us understand more. I contacted the Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong and sent them the webpage about the research we would like to conduct for OpenIDEO: Healthy Bones Healthy Aging Challenge. I asked if I could conduct an interview with one of the Orthopedists to get some insight. The receptionist helped me forward my email to the council members.
Tell us about your research:
I followed up with the receptionist of the Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong after few days. The receptionist then gave me the contact number of the Orthopedist. When I called her, she was rushing to an operation. Then, she called me back. Unfortunately, I was on the street and only able to conduct a short phone interview. I tried to capture as much as I could remember here.
What is an insight, question, or provocation that might inspire others during this challenge?
1) How might we improve the knowledge & identification of Osteoporosis for individuals with recent bone fracture & health professionals?
2) How might we inspire health providers to include DEXA scan as one of the "popular item" in the medical check up package for age 45 & above?
Tell us about yourself
I am the Chapter Organizer for OpenIDEO Hong Kong Chapter.
I found this topic is very relevant to my family, friends and myself. I think if I could learn more from the research, I would be able to share more & influence them to take appropriate actions to avoid osteoporosis and/or treat bone fracture more seriously.
If you participated in a Research Event, tell us which Chapter or city you came from:
Hong Kong Chapter