The development and effectiveness of an osteoporosis prevention education intervention

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The development and effectiveness of an osteoporosis prevention education intervention

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dc.contributor.advisor Waigandt, Alex en_US
dc.contributor.author Nguyen, Vu H.
dc.contributor.other University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2011 Dissertations en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-06T21:38:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-06T21:38:37Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.date.submitted 2011 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other NguyenV
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15996
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 6, 2012). en_US
dc.description The 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.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Alexander C. Waigandt en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2011. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational and counseling psychology. en_US
dc.description "May 2011" en_US
dc.description.abstract Osteoporosis 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.extent viii, 111 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2011 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject health belief model en_US
dc.subject osteoporosis prevention en_US
dc.subject education intervention en_US
dc.title The development and effectiveness of an osteoporosis prevention education intervention en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Educational and counseling psychology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US


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