Research article


Gayatri Prajapati* and Khwairakpam Sharmila

Online First: October 18, 2022

Background: Osteoporosis and fragility fracture issues are multifaceted in nature, making them a multidisciplinary issue. Osteoporosis's clinical result is brittle fractures. These fractures, which most frequently happen at the hip, spine, or wrist, are a sign that there is an underlying ailment that has weakened the body's bones. Elderly adults with advanced osteoporosis frequently endure melancholy, loss of self-esteem, infirmity, and increasing physical reliance, in addition to a reduction in their ability to carry out activities of daily life and chronic low back pain. These come with a lot of pain and suffering, incapacity, and even death, not to mention a lot of financial burden on society. Objectives: This study examined the general uses of assistive devices during fragility fracture by elderly. Method: A self-structured questionnaire and checklist were administered to study the socio-demographic profile of the elderly and general uses of assistive devices during Fragility fracture such as; mobility devices, positioning devices, and daily living devices. Purposive random sampling design was used to select the sample and the final sample comprised of 200 elderlies (110 male and 90 female). Analysis was done using frequency, percentage, and correlation. Result: The results showed that the elderly was more likely to have problems with activities of daily living during fragility fractures. In addition, the use of assistive devices is more common in men than in women.


Elderly, Fragility Fracture, Independence, Mobility Devices, Osteoporosis, Quality of life