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Fracture risk factor in post‑menopausal women with deterioration of bone density

Md Isa, Muhammad Lokman and Nik Mohd Hatta, Nik Noor Kaussar and Nurumal, Mohd. Said and Sharifudin, Mohd Ariff (2022) Fracture risk factor in post‑menopausal women with deterioration of bone density. International Journal of Preventive Medicine. pp. 1-4. ISSN 2008-7802 E-ISSN 2008-8213

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Background: Most of the aged women experience the deterioration of bone due to the gradual decrease in bone mineral density (BMD). According to different studies, a continuous progressive decline in bone density results in risks of fractures. Aims: The study aimed to identify the fracture risk factors among post‑menopausal women with the deterioration of bone density. Settings and Design: Cross‑sectional study design was used, and was conducted clinic at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan (HTAA) Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Methods: In total, 116 post‑menopausal women were selected as a sample from a public hospital in Malaysia. An assessment checklist on fracture risks; including age, menopause year, BMD, serum calcium level, balance and gait score, body mass index (BMI) was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics and Pearson correlation were used to analyze data. Results: Findings showed that 87.1% participants confidently performed daily activities. Normal TUG score was revealed for 76.7%, and Fall Free Prevention Questionnaire (FFPQ) findings show that no risk of falling prevailed. Pearson correlation showed negative weak correlation between BMD with the age of respondents, year of menopause and TUG (r = –.373), (r = –. 284) and (r = –.237). Moderate correlation was found between BMD in BMI status (r = .343) and weak correlation was found between BMD and ABC scale (r = .200). Conclusions: The study emphasized on instigation of the intervention to improve population literacy related to menopause and bone density deficiency.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Body mass index, bone density, Malaysia, menopause
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad lokman M Isad
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 12:22
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 15:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97795

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