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Osteoporosis prevention in premenopausal women and children

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Winzenberg, Tania 2006 , 'Osteoporosis prevention in premenopausal women and children', PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

Osteoporosis Prevention in Premenopausal Women and Children
Maximising peak bone mass, and reducing premenopausal bone loss are both potential
approaches for the long-term prevention of osteoporosis and fracture. However, little is
known about how to improve osteoporosis preventive behaviours in either
premenopausal women or children.
We performed a randomised controlled trial of individualised bone density feedback
combined with either a leaflet or group education (the Osteoporosis Prevention and
Self-management Course (( OPSMC)) in 467 healthy premenopausal women.
Outcomes measured included changes in calcium intake; physical activity and fitness;
BMD at the femoral neck and lumbar spine; osteoporosis knowledge and self-efficacy;
and, maternal report of changing children's calcium intake and physical activity.

Item Type: Thesis - PhD
Authors/Creators:Winzenberg, Tania
Keywords: Osteoporosis in women, Osteoporosis in children
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Available for library use only but NOT for copying until 7 April 2008. After that date, available for use in the Library and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (PhD)--University of Tasmania, 2006. Includes bibliographical references

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