Osteoporosis-related knowledge, attitudes,and behaviors of residents from a community in Shnnohai

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Author:
LIU Zhong-hua(Changfeng Community Health Service Center of Shanghai Putuo District,Shanghai 200062,China)
ZHANG Yi-qun()
SHENG Jian-hua(Changfeng Community Health Service Center of Shanghai Putuo District,Shanghai 200062,China)
CHEN Xu-sheng(Changfeng Community Health Service Center of Shanghai Putuo District,Shanghai 200062,China)
DONG Mei(Changfeng Community Health Service Center of Shanghai Putuo District,Shanghai 200062,China)
Journal Title:
CHINESE JOURNAL OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Issue:
Volume 2, Issue 04, 2008
DOI:
Key Word:
Osteoporosis;Health education;Questionnaires;Knowledge,aaitude and practices

Abstract: Objective To understand and raise the level of osteopomsis-relied knowledge, attitudes and behaviors for prevention and treatment of osteoperosis(OP)in residents of a community. Methods A survey was performed with a questionnaires method targeting at the elderly residents in Changfeng community.The survey was conducted with a specifically designed questionnaire,followed by a second survey.during which health edueafion was stressed.Data were analyzed with SPSS 11.0 software. Results In 3524 residents.3367 responded positively.The ratio of male to female was 1:2.10.The average age of the respondents was 61.34 years.They demonstrated a low level of OP KAP.76.72% of them heard the term of OP,60.11% had a correct judgment of their own bone heahh,42.26% knew the cause of OP.and 37.75% understood the diagnostic method of OP.The level of OP KAP varied in different groups of targeted residents.Of all the questions.the understanding of the diagnosis ranked the lowest.2281 people participated in the second survey,which showed improvement in their OP KAP.The difference was statistically significant.1439 people auended the consultation.99.86% of them considered the activities necessary,96.92% expressed their satisfaction,and 98.54% planed tO take measures to improve their bone health.Conclusion The poor understanding of bone heaith status and the knowledge about prevention and treatment of OP is why it is widely spread in the modem society,which however Call be improved by education.

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