Turkish women's knowledge of osteoporosis


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Ungan M., Tumer M.

FAMILY PRACTICE, vol.18, no.2, pp.199-203, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/fampra/18.2.199
  • Title of Journal : FAMILY PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-203
  • Keywords: knowledge, osteoporosis, prevention, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, HIP FRACTURE, RISK-FACTORS, CALCIUM, MEN

Abstract

Background. Preventive measures including patient education can reduce hip fractures related to osteoporosis. Sometimes osteoporosis can be diagnosed with fractures or with a serious health problem, and most women are probably unaware of the risk factors which can be changed by prevention. The first step in preventing osteoporosis in women should be to make them aware of the risk factors.