Volume 24, Issue 3 (Monthly 2013)                   J Urmia Univ Med Sci 2013, 24(3): 176-183 | Back to browse issues page

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associate professor of Public Health School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , farideh_y2002@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Osteoporosis and the related fractures due to discomfort, disability, decreased quality of life and death are major health problems in the world. According to the importance of recording and reporting osteoporosis, the aim of this study was development and psychometric evaluation of an "Assessment Form of Osteoporosis".

 Materials & Methods: This study is a systematic review of the literature review, Internet search and library studies on osteoporosis assessment form with the key word "Form", "Osteoporosis", "Incidence" and "Investigation" began between the years 1997-2008. In this searching, we obtained 2 forms and 3 questionnaires in this field and performed analyses and developed "Assessment Form of Osteoporosis". For validity of the form, researchers used content validity and consulted with experts in this field (5 nurse specialists, 2 orthopedic specialists in Bone Marrow Densitometry Center, 3 physiotherapists) about osteoporosis, its causes, the complications of the disease. After gaining enough knowledge and experience, their comments were reviewed and applied carefully.

Results: In this study "Assessment Form of Osteoporosis" developed and evaluated validity. Benefits of the form is as follows: in many forms there was not any question related to hormonal history in men or did not pay attention to the risk factors for osteoporosis in men, whereas the previous studies showed that hormonal disorder such as testosterone deficiency and prostate cancer can increase the risk for osteoporosis. So in this form, questions were designed in domains that assess individuals perfectly. The new form is applicable for all patients referring to health centers and bone marrow densitometry, schools, universities, and ultimately the whole community has the performance capabilities.

 Conclusion: "Assessment Form of Osteoporosis" is a comprehensive form and its data can identify the disease osteoporosis and the fractures. The data can prevent worsening of the disease.


SOURCE: URMIA MED J 2013: 24(3): 183 ISSN: 1027-3727

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