The National Osteoporosis Foundation's methods and processes for developing position statements

Arch Osteoporos. 2016;11:22. doi: 10.1007/s11657-016-0276-1. Epub 2016 May 26.


The methods and processes described in this manuscript have been approved and adopted by the NOF Board of Trustees on November 11, 2015. This manuscript has been peer-reviewed by the NOF Research Committee and Osteoporosis International. The National Osteoporosis Foundation frequently publishes position statements for the benefit of educating healthcare professionals and the general public on a particular issue and/or concern related to preventing osteoporosis and/or promoting strong bones throughout the lifespan. This manuscript represents the official methods and processes adopted by the NOF Board of Trustees for the purpose developing future position statements in a transparent and unbiased manner.

Keywords: National Osteoporosis Foundation; Position statement; Process.

MeSH terms

  • Consensus Development Conferences as Topic*
  • Foundations / organization & administration
  • Foundations / standards*
  • Group Processes*
  • Humans
  • Osteoporosis*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic / standards*