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dc.contributor.advisorWaigandt, Alexen_US
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Vu H.
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2011 Dissertationsen_US
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2011 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 6, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Alexander C. Waigandten_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational and counseling psychology.en_US
dc.description"May 2011"en_US
dc.description.abstractOsteoporosis prevention education interventions intended to increase the osteoporosis preventive behaviors of weight-bearing physical activity and calcium consumption in young individuals have been found to be ineffective. An osteoporosis prevention education intervention was developed and modeled after an effective health threat prevention education intervention based on the health belief model, which emphasized the health threat's visible severity and proximal time of onset. To test its effectiveness, it was experimentally researched in a sample of 109 college women who were students in an undergraduate health education course, and were randomly assigned to either the treatment or a control group to receive the osteoporosis prevention education intervention or a stress management intervention, respectively. The treatment group did not positively alter their osteoporosis health beliefs or increase self-reported weight-bearing physical activity and calcium consumption compared to the control group. And the control group who received the stress management intervention showed a significant increase in health motivation while the treatment group who received the osteoporosis prevention education intervention did not. A probable reason is that due to the distal time of onset of osteoporosis, young individuals may not be concerned with modifying their behaviors to prevent the disease. Recommendations for future research and effective ways to promote weight-bearing physical activity and calcium consumption are provided.en_US
dc.format.extentviii, 111 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherNguyenV
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15996
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2011 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.subjecthealth belief modelen_US
dc.subjectosteoporosis preventionen_US
dc.subjecteducation interventionen_US
dc.titleThe development and effectiveness of an osteoporosis prevention education interventionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational and counseling psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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