International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Osteoporosis among Postmenopausal Women in Kanchipuram

Muthulakshmi [10] | Shameerabanu

Abstract: Postmenopausal defined as men and women aged 50years or older. Although these definitions are necessary to establish the prevalence of osteoporosis, they should not be used as the sole determinant of treatment decisions. the diagnostic classification should not be applied to premenopausal women, men younger than 50years or children Postmenopausal osteoporosis generally develops after menopause, when estrogen levels drop precipitously. These changes lead to bone loss, usually in the trabecular (spongy) bone inside the hard cortical bone. Osteoporosis literally means porous bones and is characterized by a decreased mineral density of the bones. It is seen in aging population and is considered as a modern epidemic. Osteoporosis makes the bones weak and fragile, increasing the chances of them getting fractured even with trivial trauma. Such fractures may lead to pain, deformity, and disability. So the present study is done to a study to assess the knowledge regarding osteoporosis among postmenopausal women in kanchipuram. A descriptive cross sectional research design was done in rural area of vadugampattu 60 postmenopausal women are include in our study. Convenient sampling technique was used in selecting the samples. Multiple choice questionnaire was used to collect data on knowledge regarding postmenopausal women among osteoporosis.

Keywords: Knowledge, postmenopausal women, osteoporosis, estrogen, vitamin D deficiency

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019,

Pages: 1564 - 1566

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