Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


Osteoporosis is a major public health problem worldwide. While exercise and physical activity have been shown to improve the bone strength and quality of life of osteoporosis patients, there is still no clarity about the quantum, frequency and pattern of exercises. This review of ongoing trials on exercise and physical activity among postmenopausal osteoporosis was conducted using the World Health Organization International Clinical Trial Registry Platform (WHO-ICTRP). "Postmenopausal Osteoporosis" and "Exercise" were the keywords used for the review. The objective of this review was to identify the ongoing trials in exercise and physical activity for postmenopausal osteoporosis. Results revealed that there were 102 trials registered wherein 17 of them met the inclusion criteria. Four trials registered at the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry from Australia. Three trials were from India registered at the Clinical Trial Registry of India. China and Germany each had two trials registered. One trail each has been registered in Istanbul, Serbia, Israel Brazil, and Japan respectively. In the context of the comprehensive management of osteoporosis, there have been quite a few studies that have been registered across the globe for evidence on the impact of exercises. More studies need to focus on the type, duration, and frequency of exercises and physical activity for postmenopausal exercises

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