Bone Health Service Model for Osteoporosis

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Osteoporosis+2 MoreBone Health Service Model - Behavioral
Any Age
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing different care models for osteoporosis screening in male veterans, to see which is most effective in terms of patient, provider, and facility outcomes.

Eligible Conditions
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Fractures

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

7 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Year 5

Datapull at year 2
Screening Rates (%)
Intervention period year 2
Medication Initiation (%)
Year 2
Bone Disease Clinic Volume (Consults per year)
DXA volume (DEXA rate per year)
Medication Discontinuation (days)
Medication Implementation (% of days covered with medication)
PACT Provider Time
Year 3
Harms (%)
Year 4
Fractures (% with fracture in last 2 years)
Year 5
Bone Mineral Density (gram/sq centimeter)

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Usual care (control) arm
1 of 2
Bone Health Service arm
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

39 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Bone Health Service Model · No Placebo Group · N/A

Bone Health Service arm
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Bone Health Service Model · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Usual care (control) armNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Usual care (control) arm · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: year 5

Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,485 Previous Clinical Trials
2,742,180 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Osteoporosis
57,396 Patients Enrolled for Osteoporosis
Cathleen S Colon-Emeric, MDPrincipal InvestigatorDurham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC

Eligibility Criteria

Age Any Age · All Participants · 8 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Some of the VA Undersecretary Guideline risk factors include weight loss > 20% in 5 years, BMI < 25 kg/m2, diabetes, pernicious anemia, gastrectomy, anticonvulsants, glucocorticoids, androgen deprivation therapy, hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, alcohol dependence, chronic lung disease, chronic liver disease, stroke, Parkinsonism, prostate cancer, and current smoking.
needed We are looking for a provider with at least 0.75 FTE to join our team.
The provider has completed the necessary training in order to be able to provide care to patients
The Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system provides care for male Veterans aged 65 years or older
This means that the person has been a part of an eligible PACT team for at least 2 years.
Screening for osteoporosis at PACT enrollment may be done if you meet 1 or more criteria.
You have a men's age of at least 65 years.