Women's Awareness about Osteoporosis
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020

Women's Awareness about Osteoporosis

Dr. T. C. Suguna

Osteoporosis is one of the emerging health issues worldwide. It is a silent disease and causes fractures of bones. Due to an increase in longevity of life in India, osteoporotic fractures are becoming a major cause of morbidity and mortality. It is estimated that currently India has more than 36 million population affected by osteoporosis. The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge of osteoporosis among women, and to find an association between knowledge score of women with demographic variables. A total of 50 women were selected and interviewed. A structured questionnaire was administered. Majority (62 %) of the sample belong to 30-35 years of age group. 46 % of the women studied up to secondary education, 30 % had primary education and 24 % women were graduated. 74 % of the sample belong to Hindu religion. 74 % of the women were married and 24 % of the women were separated. 56 % of the samples have less than Rs.5000 as family’s monthly income. 74 % of the women were not working, 26 % were working. 82.0 % of the sample had information about osteoporosis. 46 % of the samples had information from health personnel, 20 % got information from mass media. And 16 % of the women had information from family & friends. Regarding, type of diet, 82 % consumed mixed diet, 12 % were consumed non vegetarian diet and 6 % consumed vegetarian diet. Regarding knowledge, 40 % of the women had poor knowledge, 56 % of the women had average knowledge, 4 % of the women had good knowledge and none of the sample had excellent knowledge. This study finding also revealed that there is no significant association between knowledge score of women with demographic variables.

Keywords: osteoporosis, menopause, prevalence, BMD, adolescence

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020

Pages: 838 - 840

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Dr. T. C. Suguna, "Women's Awareness about Osteoporosis", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SR20914104827, Volume 9 Issue 9, September 2020, 838 - 840

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