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Osteoporosis is a global health problem both in developed and developing countries. Community education forms an important part in the management of osteoporosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate knowledge and awareness about osteoporosis and identify their sources of information. Study samples are school teachers and rural women belong to age group 35-55. Knowledge was assessed using osteoporosis questionnaire and analysis was performed using Minitab software. Of the total sample 96% had heard osteoporosis and 35% reported television as the major source of information. Total sample were consisted of 60 and 35 of them were school teachers and 25 of them were rural women. Out of 35 of school teachers only 40% were aware about osteoporosis and 24% of rural women were aware of it.
Rosane Cavalcante Fragoso, Brasil
Chief Scientific Officer and Head of a Research Group
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