The Effect of a Short Educational Program on Young Women's Knowledge and Beliefs About Osteoporosis
The purpose of the study is to determine the effect of a short educational program on young women's knowledge and beliefs about osteoporosis. They hypothesis is that following the intervention women who receive the educational program will have greater knowledge and beliefs about osteoporosis.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||The Effect of a Short Educational Program on Young Women's Knowledge and Beliefs About Osteoporosis|
- Osteoporosis Knowledge [ Time Frame: 7 days and 21 days post educational intervention ]
- Osteoporosis Beliefs [ Time Frame: 7 days and 21 days post educational intervention ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2006|
Objective. To determine the effect of a short osteoporosis educational program on young women’s knowledge and beliefs about osteoporosis. Methods. Ten college physical activity classes enrolling 133 predominantly Caucasian women (age range 18 to 21 years) were randomized to an osteoporosis educational program or control. Knowledge and beliefs about osteoporosis were assessed at baseline and at one week and three weeks following the intervention using the Multiple Osteoporosis Prevention Survey. Knowledge was defined as the ability to identify correctly osteoporosis risk factors. Beliefs were measured with the use of a five point Likert type scale. The educational program was comprised of a lecture and printed materials developed by the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Chi-square and analysis of variance evaluated for between group differences. Alpha was set at 0.05.