- Recommendation ID
- How effective and cost effective are interventions to increase vitamin D access, uptake, adherence or status among identified at-risk groups? Does effectiveness vary by age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic or other specific population characteristics (such as depression or a disability)? The following could be considered:
- availability and uptake of supplements (including the impact of the cost of supplements)
- type of supplements provided and how that impacts on adherence
- knowledge and attitudes (of both the public and health and social care practitioners).
- Any explanatory notes
- The research should aim to identify differences in effectiveness among groups, based on characteristics such as socioeconomic status, age, gender and ethnicity.Outcomes may include vitamin D status, user adherence or any unintentional consequences. The recommendations apply to all at-risk groups, but there is a particular need for research in people over 65, people with darker skin and people living in institutions.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups
- Date issued
- November 2014
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|