Knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors among college women concerning the prevention of osteoporosis.

@article{Kasper1994KnowledgeBA,
  title={Knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors among college women concerning the prevention of osteoporosis.},
  author={Mark J Kasper and Margaret G. E. Peterson and John P. Allegrante and T D Galsworthy and Bernard Gutin},
  journal={Archives of family medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={3 8},
  pages={696-702}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the knowledge of osteoporosis risk factors among young women, their beliefs about the disease, and to what extent they practice preventive behaviors, such as adequate calcium intake and physical activity. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS One hundred twenty-seven women (mean age, 19.6 years; 92% were white) enrolled in a required undergraduate health course at a midwestern state university. RESULTS One hundred fourteen (90%) of the survey respondents… CONTINUE READING

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