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ba0005p369 | Osteoporosis: pathophysiology and epidemiology | ECTS2016

Osteoporosis-related knowledge and health beliefs among female community leaders in Peru

Sava Mihaela , Hsieh Evelyn , Garcia Patricia , Mabey David

Background: Postmenopausal women are at high risk for osteoporosis, and early adoption of osteoporosis-preventative behaviours, such as physical activity and dietary calcium intake, can help mitigate this risk. Behavioural studies have shown that knowledge and health beliefs are key factors associated with adoption of healthy behaviours. There are few such studies regarding osteoporosis in South America. Our aim was to conduct an exploratory study evaluating osteoporosis-relat...