Consensus of official position of IOF/ISCD FRAX initiatives in Asia-Pacific Region

Chih Hsing Wu, Eugene V. McCloskey, Joon Kiong Lee, Akira Itabashi, Richard Prince, Wei Yu, Julie Li-Yu, Siok Bee Chionh, Yanling Zhao, Chan Soo Shin, Tirtarahardja Gunawan, Keh Sung Tsai, Poon Ung Chieng, Sheng Pin Changlai, Ding Cheng Chan, Jung Fu Chen, S. Bobo Tanner, Didier B. Hans, John A. Kanis, Yin Fan ChangZih Jie Sun, Rong Sen Yang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)


The fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX®) has been developed for the identification of individuals with high risk of fracture in whom treatment to prevent fractures would be appropriate. FRAX models are not yet available for all countries or ethnicities, but surrogate models can be used within regions with similar fracture risk. The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) are nonprofit multidisciplinary international professional organizations. Their visions are to advance the awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis. In November 2010, the IOF/ISCD FRAX initiative was held in Bucharest, bringing together international experts to review and create evidence-based official positions guiding clinicians for the practical use of FRAX. A consensus meeting of the Asia-Pacific (AP) Panel of the ISCD recently reviewed the most current Official Positions of the Joint Official Positions of ISCD and IOF on FRAX in view of the different population characteristics and health standards in the AP regions. The reviewed position statements included not only the key spectrum of positions but also unique concerns in AP regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Densitometry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Consensus of official position of IOF/ISCD FRAX initiatives in Asia-Pacific Region'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Wu, C. H., McCloskey, E. V., Lee, J. K., Itabashi, A., Prince, R., Yu, W., Li-Yu, J., Chionh, S. B., Zhao, Y., Shin, C. S., Gunawan, T., Tsai, K. S., Chieng, P. U., Changlai, S. P., Chan, D. C., Chen, J. F., Tanner, S. B., Hans, D. B., Kanis, J. A., ... Yang, R. S. (2014). Consensus of official position of IOF/ISCD FRAX initiatives in Asia-Pacific Region. Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 17(1), 150-155.