Turner, Lori W.; Hunt, Sharon B.; DiBrezzo, Ro; Jones, Ches
June 2004
American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p115
Academic Journal
Osteoporosis is a crippling condition that often results in premature mortality and significant morbidity that is manifested in the form of fractures, bone deformity, and pain. Osteoporosis is a serious public health problem that affects 25 million people in the United States, 80% of whom are women. National health objectives indicate an urgent need to reduce deaths due to falls, reduce the incidence of hip fractures, and increase the number of women educated about Osteoporosis. Strategies for preventing osteoporosis include maximizing peak bone mass and minimizing bone losses through health education and health promotion programs. This study describes the design and implementation an Osteoporosis Prevention Program for middle-aged women using the Health Belief Model.


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