A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge and Practice Regarding Prevention of Osteoporosis among Group D Female Workers of Selected Tertiary Care Hospitals in Mangaluru
Keywords:osteoporosis,OKAT,Group D female workers
Background: Osteoporosis knowledge is one of several factors that are associated with osteoporosis
preventive behaviour. Moreover, the educational level of individual has the potential to change the
perception of health and illness to a much better level. The objective of the study was to assess the level of
knowledge regarding prevention of osteoporosis among Group D female workers ,to determine the level of
practice regarding prevention of osteoporosis among Group D female workers,to find correlation between
knowledge and practice on prevention of osteoporosis among group D female workers,to find association
of knowledge and practice with selected demographic variables. Methodology: A descriptive study design
was adopted for this study .The samples were drawn through Purposive sampling technique and the sample
comprised of 87 female group D workers.The tool used for this study was demographic proforma, OKAT
questionnaire, and self reported practice checklist. Conclusion: The mean percentage of knowledge score
was 37.05% and the mean percentage of practice score was 37.18%.
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