Journal article

Effectiveness of a community-based osteoporosis education and self-management course: a wait list controlled trial

KL Francis, BL Matthews, W Van Mechelen, KL Bennell, RH Osborne

OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Osteoporosis is an increasing burden on individuals and health resources. The Osteoporosis Prevention and Self-Management Course (OPSMC) was designed to assist individuals to prevent and manage osteoporosis; however, it had not been evaluated in an Australian setting. This randomised controlled trial showed that the course increased osteoporosis knowledge. INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Osteoporosis is a major and growing public health concern. An OPSMC was designed to provide individuals with information and skills to prevent or manage osteoporosis, but its effectiveness has not previously been evaluated. This study aimed to determine whether OPSMC attendance improved osteoporosis..

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