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Osteoporosis Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Beliefs among College Students in the USA and China.
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PMID:  21603144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
This study investigated differences in osteoporosis knowledge, self-efficacy, and health beliefs among Chinese and American college students. Information obtained will be used in developing osteoporosis prevention programs for younger adults. Methods. Chinese (n = 409) and US (n = 408) college students completed the Osteoporosis Health Belief, Self-Efficacy, and Knowledge Tests. Results. Differences were seen in osteoporosis knowledge (M(us) = 14.52, M(Chinese) = 11.82), exercise knowledge (M(us) = 8.16, M(Chinese) = 9.04), calcium knowledge (M(us) = 8.47, M(Chinese) = 9.73), perceptions of exercise benefits (M(us) = 24.07, M(Chinese) = 21.09), calcium benefits (M(us) = 23.17, M(Chinese) = 18.36), exercise barriers (M(us) = 11.75, M(Chinese) = 14.96), calcium barriers (M(us) = 13.04, M(Chinese) = 15), and exercise self-efficacy (M(us) = 73.71, M(Chinese) = 63.81). Conclusion. US college students know more about osteoporosis and its risk factors; however, there are similarities in perception of risk between US and Chinese students. Chinese students perceive greater barriers to reducing their risk through exercise and dietary calcium intake.
M Allison Ford; Martha Bass; Yan Zhao; Jin-Bing Bai; Yue Zhao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of osteoporosis     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  2042-0064     ISO Abbreviation:  J Osteoporos     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-23     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2011-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101538878     Medline TA:  J Osteoporos     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  729219     Citation Subset:  -    
Bone Density Laboratory, The University of Mississippi, 222 Turner Center, Oxford, MS 38677, USA.
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