Hip Fractures Lower in Nursing Home Residents with Multiple Sclerosis

May 11, 2018

Tingting ZhangTingting ZhangHip fractures are common in nursing home residents and associated with functional dependence and elevated mortality. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, immune-mediated and degenerative disease of the central nervous system, characterized by disability progression over time. Although hip fracture risk is high in young people with MS, this research has not been examined in an institutionalized aging population with MS. This study, led by Tingting Zhang, assistant professor of health services, policy, and practice and published in Disability and Health Journal, sought to compare the incidence of hip fracture between nursing home residents with and without MS; and identify clinical characteristics associated with 2-year hip fracture risk in long-term NH residents with MS. READ MORE