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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019, 7(3), 322-327
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-7-3-13
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A Study of Knowledge and Health Habits among Patients with Osteoporosis

Hend Abdel Monem Eleshenawie1, and Lamia Amin Awad Salama2

1Department of Medical & Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, College of Nursing, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

2Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Pub. Date: April 11, 2019

Cite this paper:
Hend Abdel Monem Eleshenawie and Lamia Amin Awad Salama. A Study of Knowledge and Health Habits among Patients with Osteoporosis. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2019; 7(3):322-327. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-7-3-13

Abstract

Background: Osteoporosis (OP) affects around 200 million females in the word, and it has become major health burden for healthcare providers. Aim of the Study: The aim of this study is to determine the knowledge level and health habits among patient with osteoporosis. Subjects and Methods: A total of 120 samples were collected from Mansoura Hospital University Outpatient clinic of Rheumatology. Sample includes both male and female osteoporosis. Results: Univariate analysis was performed to know the baseline knowledge level, and t-test, ANOVA was used to find the significant knowledge and lifestyle hobbits which revealed stress induced osteoporosis were high among individuals 92%, lowest in checking Vitamin D 2%. The Magnitude of impact of healthy lifestyle behaviors and education level on Osteoporosis is very significant. Conclusion and Recommendation: Osteoporosis is a preventable disease. Through appropriate education and lifestyle changes, the incidence of osteoporosis can be reduced. Public health leaders should perform community-based public health programs for osteoporosis protection and incorporate osteoporosis exercise based on successful evidence-based researches, however giving support for more research that is a requirement to further examine and advance the effectiveness of various programs in various public.

Keywords:
osteoporosis health habits preventable disease male and female

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