Knowledge of Osteoporosis Among a Convenience Sample of Mid-Western Native Americans

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160470
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Presentation
Title:
Knowledge of Osteoporosis Among a Convenience Sample of Mid-Western Native Americans
Abstract:
Knowledge of Osteoporosis Among a Convenience Sample of Mid-Western Native Americans
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Wietor, Beth
Contact Address:Kirkhof School of Nursing,, 221 Henry Hall, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA
Statement of the Problem: There is very little information about Native Americans and Osteoporosis. In turn, there is an abundant amount of information about the disparity in health among this population in general. Additionally, research within Native Americans communities poses unique challenges to the Anglo researcher. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to refine research methodology as well as to gain entré into the community, in order to provide initial data regarding knowledge of Osteoporosis among Native Americans. In addition, cultural appropriateness of the instrument -- “Osteoporosis Knowledge Test” (Kim, et al., 1991)—will be assessed for further studies. Conceptual Framework: The data obtained for this pilot study is part of a larger ongoing study which used the Health Belief Model as a framework for osteoporosis prevention. This pilot study is based on one component of this model – knowledge, as a precursor for changing behavior. The Osteoporosis Knowledge Test assesses the participant’s general knowledge about osteoporosis including the role of exercise and calcium. Subjects: The sample included Native American men and women who agreed to complete the instrument either reading it themselves or having it read to them by the researcher or research assistant who had been trained to use the instrument. Results: This poster will present a profile of the sample and description of the knowledge of osteoporosis among this sample. Range, mean, standard deviation ranges of scores on the test as well a percent right on each item (24 items) will be reported. Further, cultural considerations will be displayed. AN: MN030207
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleKnowledge of Osteoporosis Among a Convenience Sample of Mid-Western Native Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160470-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Knowledge of Osteoporosis Among a Convenience Sample of Mid-Western Native Americans </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wietor, Beth</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Kirkhof School of Nursing,, 221 Henry Hall, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Statement of the Problem: There is very little information about Native Americans and Osteoporosis. In turn, there is an abundant amount of information about the disparity in health among this population in general. Additionally, research within Native Americans communities poses unique challenges to the Anglo researcher. Purpose: The purpose of this pilot study was to refine research methodology as well as to gain entr&eacute; into the community, in order to provide initial data regarding knowledge of Osteoporosis among Native Americans. In addition, cultural appropriateness of the instrument -- &ldquo;Osteoporosis Knowledge Test&rdquo; (Kim, et al., 1991)&mdash;will be assessed for further studies. Conceptual Framework: The data obtained for this pilot study is part of a larger ongoing study which used the Health Belief Model as a framework for osteoporosis prevention. This pilot study is based on one component of this model &ndash; knowledge, as a precursor for changing behavior. The Osteoporosis Knowledge Test assesses the participant&rsquo;s general knowledge about osteoporosis including the role of exercise and calcium. Subjects: The sample included Native American men and women who agreed to complete the instrument either reading it themselves or having it read to them by the researcher or research assistant who had been trained to use the instrument. Results: This poster will present a profile of the sample and description of the knowledge of osteoporosis among this sample. Range, mean, standard deviation ranges of scores on the test as well a percent right on each item (24 items) will be reported. Further, cultural considerations will be displayed. AN: MN030207 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:58:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:58:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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