Journal of General Practice

ISSN: 2329-9126

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Lawrence Leung

Centre of Studies in Primary Care,
Kingston, Ontario K7L 5E9

  • Research Article
    Is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease a Risk Factor for Osteoporosis A Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Analysis
    Author(s): Amy Olver and Lawrence LeungAmy Olver and Lawrence Leung

    Background: Osteoporosis (OP) is reported to be far more prevalent in those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) than in healthy patients. While these two diseases share many common risk factors, studies suggest that COPD itself may be a contributing factor for poor bone health and thus could serve as a useful indicator to institute treatment for osteoporosis. Our study set out to further elucidate this correlation using structural equation modeling (SEM) in a population attending an academic family health team in Kingston, Ontario. Methods: With ethics approval, data was collected from the existing electronic medical record system of the Queen's University Family Health Team in Kingston, Ontario. A path model with both structural and measurement components testing our hypothesis was constructed using the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) software (SPSS AMOS 21©.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9126.1000170

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