Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/34695
Type: Journal article
Title: Patient education--the forgotten link in managing osteoporosis
Author: Laslett, L.
McNeil, J.
Lynch, J.
Citation: Australian Family Physician, 2004; 33(3):121-124
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 0300-8495
Statement of
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Laura L. Laslett, Julian D. O'Neil and Joan Lynch
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis and bone fractures are common, yet osteoporosis is under diagnosed in Australian settings. Osteoporosis can now be reliably diagnosed, and safely and effectively treated, but patient education strategies are under utilised. OBJECTIVE: This article discusses the role of education in osteoporosis risk reduction and management. DISCUSSION: Osteoporosis education initiatives such as the Osteoporosis Prevention and Self Management Course can increase knowledge, self efficacy and health related behaviours such as calcium intake and exercise over the short to medium term.
Keywords: Osteoporosis, therapy; Patient Education
Description: Copyright © 2004 Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Copyright to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
RMID: 0020064121
Published version: http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/200403/14563
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