Keywords : Osteoporosis
Knowledge regarding osteoporosis among female college students: a sample from Nursing and Technical College of Health and Medicine
journal of kerbala university,
Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 179-185
Osteoporosis has emerged as one of the most significant public health problem in the world especially in developing countries. To evaluate the knowledge regarding osteoporosis among a sample of female Nursing and Technical College of Health and Medicine students. A cross-sectional study including 150 female students from Nursing College, Technical College of Health and Medicine/ Baghdad, during November and December 2014, they were subjected to previously structured questionnaire covering many aspects of osteoporosis distributed in 4 main domains and the students responses were analysed by frequency, percentages and percent score for each question and mean percent score for each domain. Mean percent scores (77% and 60%) for aetiological factor and medical reason domains while (82% and 79%) for complications, and ways of prevention and treatment domains. Satisfactory knowledge level regarding oosteoporosis among study sample.