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Title: The effectiveness of education using the health belief model in preventing osteoporosis among female students
Authors: Sanaeinasab, H.
Tavakoli, R.
Karimizarchi, A.
Haji Amini, Z.
Farokhian , A.
Rahmati Najarkolaei , F.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine the impact of education using the Health Belief Model on preventing osteoporosis among female students. This interventional study [quasi-experimental] was performed on 45 female students aged 15-16 years old who resided in a town near Tehran. The females participated in a three-week educational programme based on the Health Belief Model. The data collection instrument was a validated and reliable questionnaire in five sections: demographics, knowledge, Health Belief Model constructs, physical activity and consumption of foods containing calcium. The mean scores of students knowledge were significantly different before and after the educational intervention [P < 0.05].The mean scores of some Health Belief Model structures changed significantly after the intervention [P < 0.05]. Also post-intervention, physical activity increased [P = 0.041] but calcium intake did not. The use of an educational intervention on osteoporosis seems to improve knowledge and health beliefs and may positively impact physical activity-related behaviour
Description: 1-13
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118598
ISSN: 1020-3397
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