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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161626
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Osteoporosis Prevention in Women 50-65 Years of Age
Abstract:
Osteoporosis Prevention in Women 50-65 Years of Age
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Sedlak, Carol, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001, USA
Contact Telephone:330.672.8836
Osteoporosis prevention is an important nursing and health care concern. It is a debilitating loss of bone mass affecting over 28 million people. Health care costs estimates of fractures resulting from osteoporosis are estimated to be $10-$18 billion annually. The purpose of this theory based descriptive study was to examine the relationships among knowledge and health beliefs about osteoporosis, confidence to perform osteoporosis preventing behaviors, and performance of osteoporosis prevention behaviors in postmenopausal women between 50 and 65 years of age. The Health Belief Model (HBM) and Self-Efficacy Theory provide the theoretical framework. The specific research questions were: 1. Is there a relationship between knowledge of osteoporosis and health belief variables? 2. Is there a relationship between knowledge of osteoporosis and reported osteoporosis prevention behaviors? 3. Is there a relationship between health belief variables and osteoporosis prevention behaviors? Study variables included Knowledge of Osteoporosis, HBM variables (susceptibility, seriousness, benefits, barriers, motivation, and self-efficacy), and Osteoporosis Preventing Behaviors (OPB) (increased calcium intake, weight bearing exercise, and alcohol intake moderation). Using a descriptive methodology, a community based convenience sample of 185 women ages 50 to 65 years of age completed a questionnaire comprised of the Osteoporosis Knowledge Test (OKT), Osteoporosis Health Belief Scale (OHBS), Osteoporosis Self-Efficacy Scale (OSES) (Kim, Horan & Gendler, 1991), and the Osteoporosis Preventing Behaviors Survey (Doheny & Sedlak, 1995). Outcomes of the study revealed a positive correlation between knowledge and benefits of calcium and exercise (p<.01); knowledge and daily calcium intake (p<.01); benefits of exercise and weight bearing exercise (p<.01); and a negative correlation between barriers to calcium and daily calcium intake (p<.01). These outcomes may assist health care providers in the development of more effective interventions to increase osteoporosis preventing behaviors.
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.titleOsteoporosis Prevention in Women 50-65 Years of Ageen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161626-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Osteoporosis Prevention in Women 50-65 Years of Age</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">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sedlak, Carol, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, PO Box 5190, Kent, OH, 44242-0001, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330.672.8836</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">csedlak@kent.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Osteoporosis prevention is an important nursing and health care concern. It is a debilitating loss of bone mass affecting over 28 million people. Health care costs estimates of fractures resulting from osteoporosis are estimated to be $10-$18 billion annually. The purpose of this theory based descriptive study was to examine the relationships among knowledge and health beliefs about osteoporosis, confidence to perform osteoporosis preventing behaviors, and performance of osteoporosis prevention behaviors in postmenopausal women between 50 and 65 years of age. The Health Belief Model (HBM) and Self-Efficacy Theory provide the theoretical framework. The specific research questions were: 1. Is there a relationship between knowledge of osteoporosis and health belief variables? 2. Is there a relationship between knowledge of osteoporosis and reported osteoporosis prevention behaviors? 3. Is there a relationship between health belief variables and osteoporosis prevention behaviors? Study variables included Knowledge of Osteoporosis, HBM variables (susceptibility, seriousness, benefits, barriers, motivation, and self-efficacy), and Osteoporosis Preventing Behaviors (OPB) (increased calcium intake, weight bearing exercise, and alcohol intake moderation). Using a descriptive methodology, a community based convenience sample of 185 women ages 50 to 65 years of age completed a questionnaire comprised of the Osteoporosis Knowledge Test (OKT), Osteoporosis Health Belief Scale (OHBS), Osteoporosis Self-Efficacy Scale (OSES) (Kim, Horan &amp; Gendler, 1991), and the Osteoporosis Preventing Behaviors Survey (Doheny &amp; Sedlak, 1995). Outcomes of the study revealed a positive correlation between knowledge and benefits of calcium and exercise (p&lt;.01); knowledge and daily calcium intake (p&lt;.01); benefits of exercise and weight bearing exercise (p&lt;.01); and a negative correlation between barriers to calcium and daily calcium intake (p&lt;.01). These outcomes may assist health care providers in the development of more effective interventions to increase osteoporosis preventing behaviors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:24:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:24:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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