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Osteoporosis education improves osteoporosis knowledge and dietary calcium: comparison of a 4 week and a one-session education course.
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PMID:  21816019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Background:  Education is ideal for osteoporosis because many risk factors are modifiable. However, the efficacy of shortened education courses compared to a standard 4 week course for improving osteoporosis knowledge and healthy behaviours is not known. This study aimed to assess whether education changed knowledge and healthy behaviours over 3 months of follow-up; and whether changes in these outcomes were different between participants receiving the different education courses. Methods:  Adults aged ≥ 50 years presenting to Emergency with mild to moderate trauma fractures received either the Osteoporosis Prevention and Self-Management Course (OPSMC) (4 × 2.5 h) (n = 75) or a one-session course (1 × 2.5 h) (n = 71) in a non-randomised prospective study with single-blinded allocation. Participants completed questionnaires measuring osteoporosis knowledge, dietary calcium, physical activity, calcium and exercise self-efficacy, and osteoporosis medications at baseline and 3 months. Data were analysed using mixed models and GEE regression models. Results:  Osteoporosis knowledge and calcium from food (% of RDI) increased from baseline to 3 months in both groups (P < 0.01). Use of osteoporosis medications increased between baseline and 3 months in the OPSMC group while decreasing in the one-session group (P = 0.039). There were no differences between the groups or over time in physical activity, calcium or exercise self-efficacy. Conclusions:  Osteoporosis education (either the OPSMC or the one-session course) improved osteoporosis knowledge and calcium intake after 3 months. Participants attending the OPSMC maintained medication compliance. We were unable to determine other differences between the courses. This study confirms the value of osteoporosis education for improving osteoporosis knowledge.
Authors:
Laura L Laslett; Joan Lynch; Thomas R Sullivan; Julian D McNeil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of rheumatic diseases     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1756-185X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Rheum Dis     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101474930     Medline TA:  Int J Rheum Dis     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases © 2011 Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Affiliation:
The University of Adelaide Discipline of Medicine, Modbury Hospital, Modbury Osteoporosis South Australia, Marleston The University of Adelaide Discipline of Public Health, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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