A REVIEW OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES (KAP) OF COMMUNITY POPULATION TOWARDS OSTEOPOROSIS
*1Yusra Habib Khan, 1AzmiSarriff, 1Amer Hayat Khan
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia (USM). Pulau Penang 11800 Malaysia.
Keywords: Awareness, Attitude, Community, Knowledge, Osteoporosis, Practice
Abstract

Osteoporosis remains a major global public health concern. A good knowledge and awareness of a disease are pre-requisites for success of preventive measures, modifications in life styles and treatment adherence.Previously, various studies to evaluate knowledge of osteoporosis in different populations have been conducted. Most of these studies assumed that as knowledge regarding a disease increases, attitudes and practices of preventive measures towards that disease change positively. Aim of the article is to review all published articles based on knowledge assessment in different community population and to correlate level of knowledge with significant demographic factors as well as practice of preventive behaviors. The most significant factor that showed direct relation with knowledge of osteoporosis was level of education while most of the studies revealed a weak association between knowledge of osteoporosis and practice of preventive behaviors. In order to evaluate knowledge and practices regarding osteoporosis, a single validated questionnaire should be developed by well-established organizations working for osteoporosis. Secondly factors, other than knowledge, that could affect attitude and practices should be figured out. Focusing on those factors, appropriate multidisciplinary programs to enhance knowledge of osteoporosis in different community populations should be developed.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:
Year:2012
Volume:4
First Page:216
Last Page:226
Publisher Id:JAppPharm (2012 ). 4. 216-226
Article History:
Received:March 17, 2012
Accepted:June 12, 2012
Collection year:2012
First Published:July 1, 2012


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Welcome to the research group of Prof. Dr. Cornelia M. Keck in Marburg. Cornelia M. Keck is a pharmacist and obtained her PhD in 2006 from the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin. In 2009 she was appointed as Adjunct Professor for Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Nanotechnology at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and in 2011 she obtained her Venia legendi (Habilitation) at the Freie Universität Berlin and was appointed as a Professor for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Since 2016 she is Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. Her field of research is the development and characterization of innovative nanocarriers for improved delivery of poorly soluble actives for healthcare and cosmetics. Prof. Keck is executive board member of the German Association of Nanotechnology (Deutscher Verband Nanotechnologie), Vize-chairman of the unit „Dermocosmetics“ at the German Society of Dermopharmacy, active member in many pharmaceutical societies and member of the BfR Committee for Cosmetics at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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