The Effect of a Short Educational Program on Young Women's Knowledge and Beliefs About Osteoporosis
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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.
Condition or disease
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Women enrolled in a mid-atlantic college physical activity course
Unable to partake in three survey's and one educational lesson