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Osteoporosis prevention behaviors practiced among youth in taichung city, taiwan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23026033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To examine demographic characteristics, knowledge, and attitudes of adolescents on osteoprotective practices in Taichung City, Taiwan.
METHODS: Using convenience sampling, 329 students from randomly selected high schools and colleges were recruited to respond to a 58-item questionnaire.
RESULTS: Adolescents had significantly higher overall osteoprotective behavior practice scores than those of young adults (P<0.001). Those self-described as healthy had significantly higher osteoprotective behavior scores. Younger participants had significantly higher scores regarding osteoprotective behaviors.
CONCLUSIONS: Young people in Taiwan have moderate knowledge about osteoporosis and do practice osteoprotective behaviors, but infrequently. Osteoporosis knowledge and attitudes are not associated with osteoprotective behaviors.
Shu-Wen Chen; Shu-Chen Yang; Ruey-Hsia Wang; Mei Ling Lin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  736-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Nursing, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung City, Taiwan.
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