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Knowledge, health belief, and self-efficacy related to osteoporosis

Title
Knowledge, health belief, and self-efficacy related to osteoporosis
Authors
Shin S.J.Shin K.R.Yi H.R.Ju S.K.
Ewha Authors
신경림
SCOPUS Author ID
신경림scopus
Issue Date
2005
Journal Title
Taehan Kanho Hakhoe chi
ISSN
1598-2874JCR Link
Citation
vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 850 - 857
Indexed
SCOPUS scopus
Abstract
PURPOSE: This research was conducted to examine the relationship of knowledge, health beliefs, and self-efficacy on osteoporosis. METHOD: The design of this study was a correlative design. The subjects were 1,615 Korean adults over the age of 20 registered in a new town and participants were asked to fill in a questionnaire developed by Kim, Horan & Gendler (1991), translated into Korean. RESULTS: 1) The subjects recorded an average score of 11.10 on osteoporosis knowledge. The average scores on the osteoporosis health beliefs was 15.68 for perceived susceptibility and the respondents recorded an average score of 40.40 for osteoporosis self-efficacy. 2) There were statistically significant differences in the degree of osteoporosis knowledge, self-efficacy and health belief according to gender, age, scholastic achievement, marital state, and jobs. 3) There were statistically significant positive correlations between osteoporosis knowledge and self-efficacy. CONCLUSION: According to these results, an osteoporosis education program improving not only knowledge but also self-efficacy and health beliefs should be developed and applied to decrease the perception of barriers to exercise and intake of calcium.
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