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
(if applicable)
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

Other details

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  
Last Reviewed 22/12/2014