Osteoporosis knowledge among female school students in Jordan
AbstractAlthough osteoporosis is a preventable disease affecting millions of people, public awareness remains low. This study used a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design to explore osteoporosis knowledge among adolescent female students in Jordan. A questionnaire was administered to 148 students recruited from a secondary school in the city of Irbid before and after a series of health education sessions based on the health belief model. A significant increase in overall scores for osteoporosis knowledge was seen [mean score pretest = 24.1 and posttest = 29.8, P < 0.001]. Further research geared toward the follow-up of attained knowledge and behavioural change over time is greatly needed
Abushaikha, L., Omran, S. & Barrouq, L. (2009). Osteoporosis knowledge among female school students in Jordan. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117713
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (4), 906-911, 2009
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