Knowledge and preventive practices on osteoporosis of selected women in Barangay Salitran Dasmarinas City, Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology




This study used the correlational design using survey technique to determine the relationship between knowledge and preventive practices on osteoporosis. The respondents were 386 women residents of Barangay Salitran aged 20 years old and above selected using stratified random sampling. The researchers adapted the questionnaire Osteoporosis Knowledge Assessment Tool (OKAT) developed by Wizenberg et al. (2003). Data was analyzed through frequency, f-test, mean, Pearson’s r correlation coefficient, percentage, standard deviation and t-test. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) Majority of the respondents were 20-35 years old, married, high school graduate, had monthly family income of P10,000 pesos and below and had no family history of osteoporosis; (2) The respondents had very good knowledge on osteoporosis; (3) The respondents had poor preventive practices on osteoporosis; (4) Educational attainment and monthly family income were significantly related to the knowledge of the respondents on osteoporosis. Women with higher educational attainment and larger monthly family income had more knowledge on osteoporosis because they had more access in getting information compared to others; (5) Preventive practices of the respondents were significantly related to their age, civil status, educational attainment and monthly family income because they had the capability in doing so compared to others; (6) There was a small positive correlation between the knowledge and preventive practices of the respondents on osteoporosis.

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