Female students’ awareness of osteoporosis in Ardabil city


  • Fariba Kahnamouei-aghdam Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil
  • Firouz Amani Department of Biostatistics, Ardabil University of medical sciences, Ardabil
  • Esmaeil Farzaneh Department of Drug Poisoning, Ardabil University of Medical Science, Ardabil
  • Marjan Vejdani Department of medical and health services management, Iranian Research Center on Healthy Aging, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar




Osteoporosis, Awareness, Educational interventions, Student, Bone metabolic disease


Background: Osteoporosis is the most prevalent bone metabolic disease and a common disease in the population. Considering the high prevalence of osteoporosis in women, this study is conducted to assess female students’ awareness of osteoporosis in Ardabil.

Methods: This study was a descriptive-analytical study which was conducted by a questionnaire with 27 questions. By simple random sampling, 150 female students (including medical and non-medical students) were selected from Ardabil universities and then collected data were analyzed by statistical methods in SPSS.16.

Results: Overall 10.7% of students (16 people) had a good, 60.7% (91 people) had moderate and 28.7% (43 people) a poor awareness of osteoporosis.

Conclusions: Results showed that students do not have a proper awareness about osteoporosis. Therefore it seems necessary to provide some educational interventions to promote community awareness for osteoporosis prevention, especially in young girls.


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How to Cite

Kahnamouei-aghdam, F., Amani, F., Farzaneh, E., & Vejdani, M. (2017). Female students’ awareness of osteoporosis in Ardabil city. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 2(3), 323–327. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20150490



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