Volume : VI, Issue : XI, November - 2016

AN EXPLORATORY STUDY ON RISK FOR OSTEOPOROSIS AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG MEN IN MANGALORE

Ms Thongam Rojita Chanu, Sr Judy Sic Sr Susamma Varughese , Mrs Bridget D Silva

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 The aim of the study was to determine the risk for osteoporosis and quality of life in relation to osteoporosis with selected demographic variables among the men. An exploratory descriptive design was carried out among 200 men of 40–75 years of age and recruited using convenient sampling technique. The data was collected using Modified International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) – One Minute Osteoporosis Risk Test and Quality of life questionnaire and data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The finding of the study showed that 78.5% (low) and 21.5% (moderate) risk for osteoporosis. Majority (94.5%) of the subjects had average quality of life. The study shows that there is moderate positive correlation (r = 0.4; p<0.05) between the risk for osteoporosis and quality of life among men. There was significant association between the risk of osteoporosis with the selected demographic variables such as age, education status, occupation, family income, place of residence, milk intake. Therefore it is concluded that the increase in the risk for osteoporosis shows decline in quality of life among men.

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Ms THONGAM ROJITA CHANU, Sr JUDY SIC [SR SUSAMMA VARUGHESE], Mrs BRIDGET D¥SILVA, AN EXPLORATORY STUDY ON RISK FOR OSTEOPOROSIS AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG MEN IN MANGALORE, Indian Journal of Applied Research,Volume : 6 | Issue : 11 | November 2016


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