ASSESSMENT OF NURSE’S KNOWLEDGE REGARDING RISK FACTORS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS IN HAWLER AND RIZGARY TEACHING HOSPITAL IN ERBIL CITY

Authors

  • Bakhtyar Othman Omer College of Nursing, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17656/jsmc.10103

Keywords:

Risk Factors, Osteoporosis, Teaching Hospital, Erbil City

Abstract

Background

Osteoporosis is one of the main cause of mortality, disability and impaired quality of life among population especially older people. It also causes premature death. It has a major effect and economic burden on health services, preventing and treating osteoporosis requires many billions of dollars annually worldwide .

Objectives

This study aimed to assess nurse’s knowledge regarding risk factors of osteoporosis in Hawler and Rizgary Teaching Hospital in Kurdistan Region/Iraq.

Methods

A descriptive cross-sectional study was undertaken with 160 nurses of Hawler and Rizgary Teaching Hospital. Knowledge was assessed by using a face-to-face interview with semi-structured questionnaire. A purposive sampling was used for data collection. The data were analyzed through using SPSS, for calculating descriptive (Frequency and Percentage) and inferential (Chi-square and Fishers exact tests) to determine the association between socio-demographic characteristics and overall levels of knowledge of the study sample.

Result

Out of 160 samples 35% of them were in age between 34-52 years old and 86.2% were females. The majority of the study sample didn’t have enough knowledge regarding some risk factors of osteoporosis such as: diabetes mellitus (87.5%), alcoholism (79.4%), high caffeine intake (78.1%), menopause (72.5%), smoking (68.8%), hormonal change (66.9%), low intake of calcium and vitamin (65%), corticosteroid (63.8%), and female sex (60%).

Conclusion

Nurses had a poor knowledge regarding risk factors for osteoporosis. On findings, more education and seminars are required about osteoporosis for nurses.

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Published

2017-06-01

How to Cite

1.
Omer B. ASSESSMENT OF NURSE’S KNOWLEDGE REGARDING RISK FACTORS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS IN HAWLER AND RIZGARY TEACHING HOSPITAL IN ERBIL CITY. JSMC [Internet]. 2017 Jun. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];7(1):15-21. Available from: https://jsmc.univsul.edu.iq/index.php/jsmc/article/view/jsmc-10103

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