Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity

Journal of Osteoporosis and Physical Activity
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ISSN: 2329-9509

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Jane Simmonds

  • Research Article
    Knowledge and Health Beliefs about Osteoporosis amongst 16-18 Year Old Students in Male in the Maldives
    Author(s): Umana Noordeen, Jane Simmonds and Karen BeetonUmana Noordeen, Jane Simmonds and Karen Beeton

    Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by skeletal fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. Due to this, osteoporosis is one of the top five conditions causing disability and lengthening hospital stay in the elderly population. Thus, with the global increase in elderly population there will be an enormous rise not only in the economical burden, but also in morbidity and mortality. Therefore, osteoporosis has become a major worldwide public health concern. The key strategy for the prevention of osteoporosis is to maximise bone accrual during childhood and adolescence. Knowledge and health beliefs affect whether preventative behaviours are practiced. This study aimed to assess knowledge and health beliefs about osteoporosis in 16-18 year old students in Malé in the Maldives and to determine preferred sources of health information. A cross sectional questionnaire surve.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9509.1000123

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