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Title: Osteoporosis Knowledge, Health Beliefs, and Preventive Behavior: A Comparison Between Younger and Older Women Living in a Rural Area
Authors: Suparb Aree-Ue
Monrudee Petlamul
Mahidol University
Eastern Asia University
Keywords: Health Professions
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2013
Citation: Health Care for Women International. Vol.34, No.12 (2013), 1051-1066
Abstract: Osteoporosis is widely recognized as one of the major health problems in postmenopausal and older women. Raising awareness about osteoporosis is an important step in examining how much people know about the disease and their attitudes toward preventive behaviors. The aims of the present study were to examine the differences in osteoporosis knowledge, health beliefs, and preventive behaviors between younger and older Thai women, and to examine the relationship between their osteoporosis knowledge, health beliefs, and preventative behaviors. An understanding of these variables measured in younger and older women is essential for the development and delivery of effective age-tailored intervention programs. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
ISSN: 10964665
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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