Bone density, health beliefs, and osteoporosis preventing behaviors in men.

@article{Doheny2011BoneDH,
  title={Bone density, health beliefs, and osteoporosis preventing behaviors in men.},
  author={Margaret OʼBryan Doheny and Carol A. Sedlak and Patricia Jenaway Estok and Richard Allen Zeller},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          266-72
        }
}
PURPOSE To examine the effect of bone mineral density (BMD) screening via dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) results on osteoporosis preventing behaviors (OPB), knowledge of osteoporosis, and health beliefs of men aged 50 years or older (N = 196) was evaluated. DESIGN An experimental, 2-group longitudinal design was used. The independent variable was DXA, dependent variables were osteoporosis preventing behaviors, and mediating variables were general knowledge of osteoporosis and Health… CONTINUE READING
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