TITLE

EXAMINATION OF AN OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION PROGRAM: PROCESS EVALUATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

AUTHOR(S)
Turner, Lori W.; Gray, Amy; Hunt, Sharon B.; Jones, Ches
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p164
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Osteoporosis is a crippling condition that often results in premature mortality ana 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 osteoporosts include maximizing peak bone mass and minimizing bone losses through health education and health promotion programs. This study describes the process evaluation of an Osteoporosis Prevention Program for middle-aged women utilizing the Health Belief Model and provides recommendations for future programs.
ACCESSION #
19363926

 

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