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Most critical root cause of bone fracture

There are many root cause for bone fracture for older adults. How might we identify the critical root cause is related to Osteoporosis?

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How does your research relate to the Challenge?

The is the map that captured the contents of the interview with the registered nurse.

Tell us about your research:

This is my friend who worked in public hospital as registered nurse. I called her and explained to her that I want to do some research and have better understanding on the medical treatment of Osteoporsis. I have conducted a phone interview with her and she shared her thoughts & experience with me.

What is an insight, question, or provocation that might inspire others during this challenge?

1) How might we judge doctors & nurses the ways they investigate the cause of a bone fracture? 2) How might we know which root cause is the most critical among other root cause of bone fracture? 3) How might we inspire patients with bone fracture to have self discipline for medication & regular exercises? 4) How might we support patients to build a network/buddy system to do exercises together & caring of each other?

Tell us about yourself

I am the Chapter Organizer for OpenIDEO Hong Kong Chapter. I found this topic & research very interesting & relevant to all of us.

If you participated in a Research Event, tell us which Chapter or city you came from:

Hong Kong Chapter


Join the conversation:

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Thanks Ivy Chiu for sharing your insights in the Research Phase! What ideas did your findings spark? Now is the time to share them in the Ideas Phase!

As you work on your submission, be sure to check out the following resources:
1] Challenge Personas and Journey Map: These stories provide a window into the lives of older adults and the health system, for which you are designing
2] Resources Page: This collection of resources spans osteoporosis, designing for health, and the Challenge process to support you in crafting your submission.
3] Evaluation Criteria: This is the criteria against which we will be evaluating your ideas. We highly suggest revisiting this throughout the Challenge process.
Here is the page:

Submissions must be published on the OpenIDEO platform by July 3rd at 5 p.m. PST - but we HIGHLY encourage you to upload the first draft of your submission sooner rather than later, so our community team has time to provide feedback on your idea and because it’s just more fun.

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See you in the Ideas Phase,
OpenIDEO Community Fellow

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Hi Ivy,

We are loving these experience maps based on real folks you've made - and it sounds like the community is finding them valuable too.

I especially found your observations under "Seeing" fascinating about the isolation of the older adult.

Also very interesting to think about some of those other reasons for fractures your friend described, and how the identification of osteoporosis could be tied into those fields/moments/spaces.

Looking forward to hearing what others think!

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Thank you Ivy! I really appreciate the map you created from your conversation.