LYDIA PLUSOSTEOPOROSISPROJECT

Raising awareness of osteoporosis as a public health issue

"If we have eggs in our shopping we take even more care when packing our shopping, similarly for moving and handling practice with older people. We need to 'think about osteoporosis' in all moving and handling activities and always treat as if the condition is present - just as we would if we always had eggs in our (shopping) basket."


BBC Radio Scotland interview with Dr M Smith, on 20th October 2015

"If we have eggs in our shopping we take even more care when packing our shopping, similarly for moving and handling practice with older people. We need to 'think about osteoporosis' in all moving and handling activities and always treat as if the condition is present- just as we would if we always had eggs in our (shopping) basket."


BBC Radio Scotland interview with Dr M Smith, on 20th October 2015

We aim to help healthcare staff and people with osteoporosis

A research, education implementation and dissemination project with healthcare staff and people with osteoporosis.

The overall aims of the Lydia Osteoporosis Project are to raise awareness of osteoporosis, and the associated increased risk of fracture, amongst healthcare staff caring for people with the condition.

We are focused on investigating the implications of osteoporosis for moving and handling activities with older people in acute care and on promoting person-centred safe and effective practice.

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Take part in our research

We have recently launched a new research survey with a group of staff and students from QMU interested in the impact of incontinence on exercise. Due to exercise being a factor in osteoporosis prevention and treatment, we are interested in finding out if incontinence impacts on exercise participation. We are conducting a study on the experience of incontinence and physical activity. We want to hear from all women, trans men and non-binary people who were assigned female at birth, including those who do and don’t have incontinence. Please click on the survey link to participate.

If you have any questions about the research, please contact the project lead Dr Karen Matthews via email at kmatthews@qmu.ac.uk.

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