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:: Volume 21, Issue 4 (10-2013) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(4): 136-142 Back to browse issues page
Knowledge and Perceptions of Prevention of Osteoporosis Among Shahr-e-kord Female Teachers
E TAVASOLI , H JAVADZADEH , M Raeisi , M Mazaheri , Z Gharlipour , M Alidosti , M Zamanianazodi * 1, M Abbaszadeh
1- , mona.azodi@gmail.com
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Introduction: Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disorder characterized by the red-uction of bone mass, deterioration of bo-ne structure, increasing bone fragility, and increasing fracture risk. Prevention of osteoporosis is one of the most important issues in World Health Organization. This study was conducted to assess the know-ledge, perceived susceptibility and percei-ved severity of female teachers in the pre-vention of osteoporosis in Shahr-e-kord city. Materials & Methods: This study was a descriptive and analytical one in which the population under study included 384 female teachers of Shahr-e-kord city. Relevant data was gathered by means of a standard questionnaire based on the health belief model. The obtained data was analyzed by the statistical software, SPSS 16 and the statistical tests, Pearson and Spearman correlations. Findings: Most of the people were (51%) in the 32-42 years age group, 62.4 % were married and most of them had an educ--ational level of Bachelor's degree. Total score of knowledge was 74.87±28.08, total score of perceived susceptibility was 48.09±28.84 and total score of perceived severity was 53.85±28.54.There was a significant relationship between marital status, perceived susceptibility and perce-ived severity (P<0.05). Discussion & Conclusion: The results ind-icated that the teachers had an optimal knowledge toward the prevention of osteoporosis however had a relatively acc-eptable perceived susceptibility and percei-ved severity. These results approve the nec-essity of more education regarding to increase perceived susceptibility and per-ceived severity.
Keywords: knowledge, prevention perce-iveed susceptibility, perceived severity, ost-eoporosis, teachers
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: orthopedic
Received: 2013/10/13 | Accepted: 2013/10/23 | Published: 2013/10/23
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TAVASOLI E, JAVADZADEH H, raeisi M, mazaheri M, gharlipour Z, alidosti M, et al . Knowledge and Perceptions of Prevention of Osteoporosis Among Shahr-e-kord Female Teachers. J. Ilam Uni. Med. Sci. 2013; 21 (4) :136-142
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