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Ann Med Res. 2006; 13(4): 257-262

Evaluation of the Efficiency of the Health Improvement Program Administered on Young Women for Protection of Osteoporosis


Yurdagül Yağmur




Objective: In this study it is intended to assess the efficiency of the Program for Improving Health prepared in order to have the young women gain some behaviors with respect to protecting themselves from osteoporosis and improving health. 

Material And Method: This study was planned to be semi-experimental with the women between 15 and 34 of age as its subject group. All informed and contented, a population of 50 women was selected for the study, with 25 in experiment group and 25 in control group. The means used in collection of data are as follows: “Questionnaire Form” containing 7 questions regarding women’s descriptive profiles, “Osteoporosis Knowledge Form” containing 18 questions prepared through literature, “nutrition and exercise sub-test forms of Health Promotion Life-Style Profile” (HPLP), “Follow-up Form for Weekly Calcium Intake” and “Follow-up Form for Weekly Exercise”. Taking into consideration the literature about osteoporosis and the general characteristics of the young women, “The Program for Improving Health” was prepared and a two-sessioned training about osteoporosis and ways of protection was given to the women in experiment group. Assessment of data was carried out by means of SPSS 10.0 for Windows.  Chi- Square and Paired Samples Test were used for statistical analysis.  

 Results: The descriptive futures of experiment and control group women showed normal distrubition in study. The osteoporosis knowledge score, exercise score and increase in the duration of exercise of the women in the experimental group was found to be significantly higher (p

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