Journal article

Translating Osteoporosis Prevention Guidelines: A Case Study of Participatory Action and the Development of an Oversized Jigsaw

Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Sarah M Hosking, Amelia G Dobbins, Julie A Pasco

Journal of Aging and Health | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: In Australia, the social gradient of chronic disease has never been as prominent as in current times, and the uptake of preventive health messages appears to be lower in discrete population groups. In efforts to re-frame health promotion from addressing behavior change to empowerment, we engaged community groups in disadvantaged neighborhoods to translate published preventive guidelines into easy-to-understand messages for the general population. METHOD: Our research team established partnerships with older aged community groups located in disadvantaged neighborhoods, determined by cross-referencing addresses with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, to translate guidelines regard..

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