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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155461
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strengthening a Church Community Through Osteoporosis Awareness
Abstract:
Strengthening a Church Community Through Osteoporosis Awareness
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Streit, Linda A., RN, DSN, CCRN
P.I. Institution Name:Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University
Title:Assistant Dean for the Graduate Program
Co-Authors:V. Dare Domico, RN, DSN
Osteoporosis is a disease which affects millions of Americans of all ages. It is a serious condition that may begin even in childhood with failure to develop maximum bone density. This disease contributes to skeletal thinning, or even loss of bone mass. Long term consequences result in disability and loss of productivity. During the young adult years through middle age, including the critical years following menopause for women, efforts need to be directed to keeping bone healthy and strong. Although the disease can have very devastating effects, it can also be prevented by improved nutrition and exercise. This study has received funding from the Georgia Osteoporosis Initiative (GOI), an interdisciplinary state-wide group that is dedicated to reducing the incidence of fractures in Georgia. Through a three-pronged approach, the study has focused efforts on: increasing awareness of the disease, early detection, and education of the community and health care providers. Thus far, the study has screened over 400 members of a selected community and provided multiple education sessions for healthcare providers and community members. The screening provided is free and the overall education and intervention goals revolve around improving dietary choices, increasing physical activity, and recognition of lifestyle choices which promote optimal bone health in children and to reduce bone loss in adults. Healthcare providers (including nursing students) have been a focus group for education efforts since they must be able to effectively council and educate patients and the community. Selection of a faith-based community for the screening site has facilitated the development of several health related activities within the church, including additional financial support for health promotion activities.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrengthening a Church Community Through Osteoporosis Awarenessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155461-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Strengthening a Church Community Through Osteoporosis Awareness</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Streit, Linda A., RN, DSN, CCRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Dean for the Graduate Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Streit_LA@Mercer.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">V. Dare Domico, RN, DSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Osteoporosis is a disease which affects millions of Americans of all ages. It is a serious condition that may begin even in childhood with failure to develop maximum bone density. This disease contributes to skeletal thinning, or even loss of bone mass. Long term consequences result in disability and loss of productivity. During the young adult years through middle age, including the critical years following menopause for women, efforts need to be directed to keeping bone healthy and strong. Although the disease can have very devastating effects, it can also be prevented by improved nutrition and exercise. This study has received funding from the Georgia Osteoporosis Initiative (GOI), an interdisciplinary state-wide group that is dedicated to reducing the incidence of fractures in Georgia. Through a three-pronged approach, the study has focused efforts on: increasing awareness of the disease, early detection, and education of the community and health care providers. Thus far, the study has screened over 400 members of a selected community and provided multiple education sessions for healthcare providers and community members. The screening provided is free and the overall education and intervention goals revolve around improving dietary choices, increasing physical activity, and recognition of lifestyle choices which promote optimal bone health in children and to reduce bone loss in adults. Healthcare providers (including nursing students) have been a focus group for education efforts since they must be able to effectively council and educate patients and the community. Selection of a faith-based community for the screening site has facilitated the development of several health related activities within the church, including additional financial support for health promotion activities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:51:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:51:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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