Knowledge change regarding osteoporosis prevention: translating recommended guidelines into user-friendly messages within a community forum
Sarah M Hosking, Amelia G Dobbins, Julie A Pasco, Sharon L Brennan
BMC RESEARCH NOTES | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015
Osteoporosis is a skeletal disorder characterised by low bone mineral density and increased fracture risk. Nationally the total costs of this chronic disease are currently estimated at $2.754 billion annually. Effective public health messages providing clear recommendations are vital in supporting prevention efforts. This research aimed to investigate knowledge change associated with the translation of preventive guidelines into accessible messages for the community.