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The relation of exercise habits to health beliefs and knowledge about osteoporosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8543727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The relation of exercise habits of 113 female college students to their knowledge about osteoporosis and their health beliefs was investigated, using the health belief model to determine why some people participate in self-care preventive actions but others do not. Age was positively correlated with the level of osteoporosis knowledge, awareness of personal susceptibility, and motivation for general health behaviors. Older participants, however, perceived more barriers to exercise as an osteoporosis-prevention measure than did the younger respondents. The authors' conclusions support the importance of early osteoporosis education and lifetime physical activities to prevent osteoporosis.
Authors:
H M Taggart; S E Connor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of American college health : J of ACH     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0744-8481     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Health     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-13     Completed Date:  1996-02-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214119     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Armstrong State College, Savannah, Georgia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Factors
Exercise*
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Humans
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Motivation
Osteoporosis / prevention & control*

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