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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    
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.
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.
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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