Event Title

An Evidence-Based Approach for the Implementation of an Osteoporosis Educational and Exercise Intervention Among Perimenopausal Women

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

2-4-2014 3:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: Osteoporosis is a chronic disease process estimated to impact over 8 million American women. The purpose of the pilot study was to examine the effectiveness of a 4-week, 4-session osteoporosis educational and exercise intervention among perimenopausal women at a health club. Specifically, participant osteoporosis knowledge, self-efficacy, and health beliefs were evaluated pre- and post- intervention. SUBJECTS: Eight perimenopausal women participated in the pilot study. Eligibility included: (a) club membership; (b) completion of the Osteoporosis Research Study Checklist and Demographic Survey; (C) ability to speak English; and (d) perimenopausal status. Exclusion criteria included a known diagnosis of osteoporosis; osteopenia; chronic renal failure; diabetes; cancer; heart failure; pregnancy; hip flexor and joint flexor problems; and postmenopausal status. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The design of the research study involved a one-group, pre-experimental, pretest, posttest approach. The Health Belief Model (HBM) and Iowa model were utilized as the conceptual frameworks. Measurement instruments included the Osteoporosis Knowledge Test, Osteoporosis Health Belief Scale, and Osteoporosis Self- Efficacy Scale. Analyses: The Statistical Package of Social Sciences Version 20 was utilized for data analyses that included descriptive statistics, paired t-test, and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient. RESULTS: Preliminary statistical analysis indicated the intervention increased osteoporosis knowledge. The intervention elicited a self-reported confidence level regarding increased self-efficacy in nutrition and exercise and health belief changes in susceptibility, benefits of exercise and calcium intake, and barriers of exercise. CONCLUSION: These findings suggested that an educational intervention and exercise practice for perimenopausal women increased knowledge and confidence regarding measures for preventing osteoporosis.

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Apr 2nd, 3:30 PM

An Evidence-Based Approach for the Implementation of an Osteoporosis Educational and Exercise Intervention Among Perimenopausal Women

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

PURPOSE: Osteoporosis is a chronic disease process estimated to impact over 8 million American women. The purpose of the pilot study was to examine the effectiveness of a 4-week, 4-session osteoporosis educational and exercise intervention among perimenopausal women at a health club. Specifically, participant osteoporosis knowledge, self-efficacy, and health beliefs were evaluated pre- and post- intervention. SUBJECTS: Eight perimenopausal women participated in the pilot study. Eligibility included: (a) club membership; (b) completion of the Osteoporosis Research Study Checklist and Demographic Survey; (C) ability to speak English; and (d) perimenopausal status. Exclusion criteria included a known diagnosis of osteoporosis; osteopenia; chronic renal failure; diabetes; cancer; heart failure; pregnancy; hip flexor and joint flexor problems; and postmenopausal status. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The design of the research study involved a one-group, pre-experimental, pretest, posttest approach. The Health Belief Model (HBM) and Iowa model were utilized as the conceptual frameworks. Measurement instruments included the Osteoporosis Knowledge Test, Osteoporosis Health Belief Scale, and Osteoporosis Self- Efficacy Scale. Analyses: The Statistical Package of Social Sciences Version 20 was utilized for data analyses that included descriptive statistics, paired t-test, and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient. RESULTS: Preliminary statistical analysis indicated the intervention increased osteoporosis knowledge. The intervention elicited a self-reported confidence level regarding increased self-efficacy in nutrition and exercise and health belief changes in susceptibility, benefits of exercise and calcium intake, and barriers of exercise. CONCLUSION: These findings suggested that an educational intervention and exercise practice for perimenopausal women increased knowledge and confidence regarding measures for preventing osteoporosis.