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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: April-June | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 46-55

Women’s Health Promotion Behavior as Related to Osteoporosis in the Period of Menopause

Nesrin Nural1, Seçil Gülhan Güner2, Havva Gençosman3, Hüseyin Dağli3, Mine Kol3, Müge Tezel3, Nezaket Cin3

1Associate Professor, 2Research Assistant, 3Nursing Student,
Karadeniz Technical University, Health Sciences Faculty, Internal Medicine Nursing Department, Trabzon/Turkey

Corresponding Author: Nesrin Nural


Objective: The study was conducted as a descriptive study to determine the health promotion behavior of menopausal women as related to osteoporosis.
Materials and Methods: The study sample consisted of 191 women who agreed to participate in the study between January and April 2014. The research was conducted at face-to-face interviews during visits to woman living in the city center who were experiencing menopause. Data was collected using a Questionnaire and the Healthy Life Style Behavior Scale-II. Frequency, mean, percentage values and multiple linear regression tests were employed in the analysis of the data.
Results: According to the results of the multiple linear regression analysis, it was found that the factors affecting the healthy lifestyle behavior of the women were their professions, number of children, income level, age at menopause, history of chronic disease and menopausal complaints, smoking, coffee or acidic beverage consumption, the proportion of salt intake, taking osteoporosis drugs and family history of osteoporosis.
Conclusions: The health promotion behavior of menopausal women with respect to osteoporosis is at a moderate level. Individual and group training should be provided to improve health in terms of osteoporosis and individuals with osteoporosis risk should be monitored.

Keywords: Health Promotion Behavior, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Women

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