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reza masouleh S, jafari asl M, yazdani M. Performance of female teachers employed in education center in Rasht city ‎regarding prevention of osteoporosis and their attitude on the role of mass media. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2008; 18 (2) :32-37
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Performance of female teachers employed in education center in Rasht city regarding prevention of osteoporosis and their attitude on the role of mass media

By: Masouleh, Sh, MSN. Jafari Asl, M, MSN. Yazdani, M, BSc

Abstract:

Introduction: Osteoporosis is a silent disease that can cause decreased bone mass and put it at risk of fracture. Therefore prevention at younger age can prevent its consequences.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the performance of female teachers about osteoporosis and their attitude toward the role of media in its prevention.

Methods: In this descriptive study, 141 high school female teachers were randomly chosen. The data collection instrument was a 43 item questionnaire which was completed through interview. The data were analyzed by SPSS.

Results: Findings indicated that the majority of teachers (81.6%) had poor performance in prevention of osteoporosis. Also the majority (50.4%) thought that the role of mass media was poor in prevention of osteoporosis.

Conclusion: Female teachers' poor performance whom themselves have the role of teaching young girls should attract attention of responsible. Also TV with the most audiences had poor performance according to the samples.

Key words: osteoporosis, media, females, performance

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/23 | Accepted: 2014/08/23 | Published: 2014/08/23

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