Osteoporosis: Preventive practices and risk assessment among South Indian Women

Karkada, Suja and Ansuya, * (2011) Osteoporosis: Preventive practices and risk assessment among South Indian Women. International Journal of Nursing Education, 3 (1). pp. 15-16. ISSN 0974-9349

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Background: Estimated 25 million Indians are affected by Osteoporosis.1 It is eight times more common in women than in men.2 Objectives:To determine the preventive practice and assessing the risk status (KPR) on osteoporosis, find the association between selected variables and key variables, find the relationship between practice and risk status in each group of women; comparing the mean among the groups on same. Methods:A cross-sectional survey on 110 women, selected by convenience sampling at Hiriadka, Karnataka. Demographic proforma, self reported practice scale and risk assessment tool were used. Results:There was positive correlation between age and risk status (p<0.05) in group1, whereas in group 2 it was negatively correlated. Preventive practices and risk status was negatively correlated in both groups (p<0.05).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Preventive Practice, Risk Status
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2012 10:56
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2012 10:56
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77766

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