Raja Irfan Qadir, Syed Imran Bukhari.
Singh`s Index Accuracy With Dexa Scan For Evaluation Of Osteoporosis.
J Med Sci May ;24(1):12-5.

Objective: To compare Singh’s index accuracy versus DEXA scan in diagnosing osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Material & Methods: This was a cross-sectional study, conducted in the Department of Orthopaedics, Northwest General Hospital & Research Centre, Peshawar, Pakistan, involving 120 post-menopausal women at Northwest General Hospital & Research Centre, Peshawar, from June 2015 to December 2015. All patients had X-ray Pelvis and DEXA scan was done. Results: There was ‘slight agreement’ between DEXA scan and Singh Index on the basis of Kappa statistics (.088). Mean age was 62.91 ± 9.6 SD. Chi-square value was 1.106, p-value was 0.293 which was not significant. Conclusion: Singh index assessment for osteoporosis is not reliable and can not be a valid substitute for DEXA scan.

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