DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20150490
Published: 2017-02-05

Female students’ awareness of osteoporosis in Ardabil city

Fariba Kahnamouei-aghdam, Firouz Amani, Esmaeil Farzaneh, Marjan Vejdani

Abstract


Background: Osteoporosis is the most prevalent bone metabolic disease and a common disease in the population. Considering the high prevalence of osteoporosis in women, this study is conducted to assess female students’ awareness of osteoporosis in Ardabil.

Methods: This study was a descriptive-analytical study which was conducted by a questionnaire with 27 questions. By simple random sampling, 150 female students (including medical and non-medical students) were selected from Ardabil universities and then collected data were analyzed by statistical methods in SPSS.16.

Results: Overall 10.7% of students (16 people) had a good, 60.7% (91 people) had moderate and 28.7% (43 people) a poor awareness of osteoporosis.

Conclusions: Results showed that students do not have a proper awareness about osteoporosis. Therefore it seems necessary to provide some educational interventions to promote community awareness for osteoporosis prevention, especially in young girls.


Keywords


Osteoporosis, Awareness, Educational interventions, Student, Bone metabolic disease

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