To evaluate osteoporosis knowledge and learning needs in healthcare professionals working with patients who have experienced or are at risk of fracture.
Multisite teaching hospital, Hamilton, Ontario.
Healthcare professionals working in the fracture clinics, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, and nuclear medicine department.
Completion of an Osteoporosis Knowledge Questionnaire and questions about learning needs and preferences.
The major areas of knowledge deficit in this study were with topics related to health promotion and management specific to calcium needs and medications.
The range of scores on the Osteoporosis Knowledge Questionnaire and the low scores on key questions suggest that there are opportunities to increase osteoporosis knowledge across a broad spectrum of healthcare providers.