Factors predicting preventive behavior for osteoporosis in university students

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thachamon sinsoongsud
Noppawan piaseu

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Abstract: This predictive study was aimed to 1) describe self efficacy for risk reduction and preventive behavior for osteoporosis, and 2) examine factors predicting preventive behavior for osteoporosis in nursing students. Through purposive sampling, the sample included 746 nursing students in a public university in Bangkok, Thailand. Data were collected by a self-reported questionnaire on self efficacy and preventive behavior for osteoporosis. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis with stepwise method. Results revealed that majority of the students were female (98.3%) with mean age of 19.86 + 1.26 years. The students had self efficacy and preventive behavior for osteoporosis at moderate level. Self efficacy and level of education could together predicted 35.2% variance of preventive behavior for osteoporosis (p< .001).  Results suggest approaches for promoting preventive behavior for osteoporosis through enhancing self efficacy among nursing students in a public university in Bangkok, Thailand.

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sinsoongsud thachamon, piaseu N. Factors predicting preventive behavior for osteoporosis in university students. Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2015 Oct. 26 [cited 2022 Oct. 1];21(2):244-58. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/23302
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