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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.‎

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

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