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Journal:   HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION   2014 , Volume 2 , Number 4; Page(s) 21 To 30.
 
Paper: 

EXPLORING RISK FACTORS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS FROM KURDISH-IRANIAN WOMEN’S PERCEPTIONS

 
 
Author(s):  FALLAHI AREZOO*, NEMAT SHAHRBABAKI BABAK, PIRAKALATHANAN PIRAVEEN
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SCHOOL OF HEALTH, KURDISTAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SANANDAJ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Aim: By understanding women’s perceptions of the risk factors for osteoporosis, improved preventive programs can be designed to modify misconceptions and improve understanding of the condition. This study aimed to explore Kurdish-Iranian women’s perceptions of the risk factors for osteoporosis.
Methods: Sixteen women with osteoporosis referred to osteoporosis screening units at the private and governmental centers were interviewed through purposeful sampling between January and July 2015. Inclusion criteria included a diagnosis of osteoporosis for at least six months, T-score below -2.5, age 50 years and over, and ability to attend and participate in the study. All focus groups and face-to-face semi-structured interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analyzed using conventional content analysis. To confirm precision of the data, the following criteria were employed: credibility, conformability, dependability and transformability.
Findings: Overall, the perceived risk factors were broadly classified into non-modifiable and modifiable factors. Non-modifiable factors included the sub-themes of genetic factors and hormonal changes. Modifiable factors comprised the sub-themes of limited legal and administrative systems, cultural-environmental and socio-economic factors, lack of understanding the disease and its treatment, and poor health priorities.
Conclusion: The risk factors for osteoporosis from women's perceptions can be classified into non-modifiable and modifiable factors. These results can be useful to design a gender-specific risk assessment tool and develop strategies and intervention programs for preventing osteoporosis in women.

 
Keyword(s): RISK FACTORS, OSTEOPOROSIS, WOMEN, CONTENT ANALYSIS
 
 
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FALLAHI, A., & NEMAT SHAHRBABAKI, B., & PIRAKALATHANAN, P. (2014). EXPLORING RISK FACTORS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS FROM KURDISH-IRANIAN WOMEN’S PERCEPTIONS. HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION, 2(4), 21-30. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509518



Vancouver: Copy

FALLAHI AREZOO, NEMAT SHAHRBABAKI BABAK, PIRAKALATHANAN PIRAVEEN. EXPLORING RISK FACTORS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS FROM KURDISH-IRANIAN WOMEN’S PERCEPTIONS. HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION. 2014 [cited 2021July27];2(4):21-30. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509518



IEEE: Copy

FALLAHI, A., NEMAT SHAHRBABAKI, B., PIRAKALATHANAN, P., 2014. EXPLORING RISK FACTORS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS FROM KURDISH-IRANIAN WOMEN’S PERCEPTIONS. HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROMOTION, [online] 2(4), pp.21-30. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=509518.



 
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