Knowledge of risk factors for osteoporosis and self-efficacy as predictors of compliance with therapy following a patient education program

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dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Marilyn E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Goltz, Barbara L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:36Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 2005 .G65 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187272
dc.description.abstract Osteoporosis is a major preventable health problem for both men and women. Many postmenopausal women do not have a clear understanding of osteoporosis (Terrio & Auld, 2002). Knowledge of risk factors and suggested therapies may reduce risk factors and prevent fractures. A patient education program may increase compliance with treatment. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships among knowledge of risk factors for osteoporosis and self-efficacy following a patient education program on risk factors for osteoporosis and compliance with suggested therapies of calcium and vitamin D intake and weight-bearing exercise in postmenopausal women. This predictive correlational study is guided by Bandura's (1977) Self-Efficacy Theory. The sample will consist of 200 postmenopausal women who will be recruited at an osteoporosis screening and educational program at a women's resource center in northeast Indiana. The Osteoporosis Knowledge Test and the Osteoporosis Self-Efficacy Scales will be used to collect data. The protection of human subjects will be ensured. All information will be anonymous. Findings will provide information about education of postmenopausal women about osteoporosis and compliance with treatment. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Nursing
dc.format.extent iii, 96 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Osteoporosis -- Patients. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Patient compliance. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Patient education. en_US
dc.title Knowledge of risk factors for osteoporosis and self-efficacy as predictors of compliance with therapy following a patient education program en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.S.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1321033 en_US


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