Profiles - Age of diagnosis 70+
Carol - Interview 15
Carol is married, works part-time and has two sons. Initially she felt devastated by her diagnosis but now she feels lucky because she can take control of her osteoporosis.
Diana - Interview 22
Diana is retired, a widow and has two daughters. She walks everyday and once a week, she and a friend go with their local walking club for a longer stroll.
Noreen - Interview 25
Widow, two children, lives on her own in a small rural community. She enjoys the support of neighbours and friends. Noreen recommends Kyphoplasty, it has reduced her level of pain.
Betty - Interview 31
Widow, retired secretary, lives on her own flat in sheltered accommodation. Betty uses herbal medicine extensively and has accumulated a great deal and knowledge about it.
Alice - Interview 34
Retired, married, four adult daughters. She has always been an active person so she was really surprised when diagnosed with osteoporosis. The condition doesn't affect her and she is able to continue living as before diagnosis.
James - Interview 36
This person is a retired teacher, lives at home with his wife and both are in their eighties. James recommends vertebroplasty to others because he says that he enjoyed, albeit briefly, its benefits.
Joan - Interview 39
Married with two daughters, before retirement Joan worked as a local government employee. Her husband is her main carer. Joan's advice to others' ask questions about your condition and medications. Nationality/ethnic background' British