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Knowledge and attitudes of maintaining bone health among post-menopausal women in Malaysia

Nik Mohd Hatta, Nik Noor Kaussar and Nurumal, Mohd Said and Md Isa, Muhammad Lokman and Daud, Azlina and Ibrahim, Muhammad and Sharifudin, Mohd Ariff and Deraman, Samsul (2019) Knowledge and attitudes of maintaining bone health among post-menopausal women in Malaysia. Central Asian Journal of Global Health, 8 (1). pp. 1-8. E-ISSN 2166-7403

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Introduction: Public awareness of osteoporosis is low among women in the developing countries. Health education was shown to be effective in improving knowledge and awareness on maintaining bone health. This study aims to identify the level of knowledge and attitudes among post-menopausal women in Malaysia on achieving bone health throughout the menopausal transition period. Methods: A total of 116 post-menopausal female patients of orthopedic menopause clinic were recruited using a purposive sampling approach. Data on osteoporosis awareness and knowledge were collected using validated structured questionnaires Osteoporosis Prevention and Awareness Tool and Osteoporosis Attitude Knowledge Test. The chi-square test was used to determine the association between post-menopausal women’s socio-demographic characteristics and their knowledge and attitude towards maintaining bone health. Results: Participants’ age ranged between 49 and 82 years (61.84, SD=7.87). The knowledge of osteoporosis varied significantly by age (p=0.014) and education (p=0.001) among the studied population. No significant diffrences were found for participants’ attitude towards bone health. Conclusion: This study showed that the age and education levels have significantly different knowledge of bone health.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5170/78575
Uncontrolled Keywords: post-menopausal women, knowledge, attitude, bone health, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT71 Study and Teaching
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: dr mohd said nurumal
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2020 14:55
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78575

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