Osteoporosis is a systematic progressive disease, is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in ageing postmenopausal women. It is an important public health problem because of its significant complications, namely fractures of proximal femur, vertebrae, distal forearm, proximal humerus, pelvis and other skeletal sites. Compared with other osteoporotic fractures incur the greatest morbidity and direct medical costs for health services. There are now a variety of treatments available for the management of osteoporosis. Prevention of osteoporosis with identification of risk factors, careful examination and a few simple diagnostic test during teen and early adult years is superior to treatment of old individuals. Methods: The research approach for the present study adopted was Quasi experimental evaluative approach with one group pretest posttest design. The data were collected by using self administered structured knowledge questionnaire from 60 menopausal women who were selected by using convenient sampling technique. Validity of the tool was obtained, by sending the tool to seven experts and reliability of tool was established by, split half method. Pretest was followed by PTP and posttest was conducted after seventh day of the teaching. The data obtained was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: In this study the overall mean knowledge score in the pretest was 47% and 72.56 in the posttest with the enhancement of 25.56% and it is significant at 5% level. Among the demographic variables analyzed in the study it was inferred that there is a significant association between knowledge score and the selected v demographic variables. The result reveals the effectiveness of the PTP. Interpretation: The findings of the study reveal that the knowledge of the menopausal women was not satisfactory before the PTP. The posttest knowledge score shows significant increase in knowledge of menopausal women. Hence, the PTP was an effective method of providing information and improving the knowledge of menopause women. Conclusion: Providing an effective education to the menopausal women enable them to aware about osteoporosis and empowering them with adequate knowledge which in turn contributes, to improve the total quality of their lives.
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Chithra KM. Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Osteoporosis and its Management among Menopausal women in selected rural areas in Bangalore District. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 13(1):33-5. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2023.00008
Chithra KM. Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Osteoporosis and its Management among Menopausal women in selected rural areas in Bangalore District. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2023; 13(1):33-5. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2023.00008 Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-13-1-8
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