Older Men's Knowledge of Osteoporosis and the Prevalence of Risk Factors

Jean M. Gaines, Katherine Marx, JoAnn Caudill, Sherry Parrish, Jeffrey Landsman, Matthew Narrett, John M. Parrish

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Abstract

It has been estimated that up to 45% of men in the United States have low bone density. Yet, only a few studies have examined men's knowledge of bone health and disease. Men's knowledge of sex-specific issues related to osteoporosis is especially not well understood. We surveyed 1535 community-dwelling men with a mean age of 79 yr. The assessed risk factors included a current diagnosis of low bone mass, positive history for fracture, recent level of physical activity, and current medications with the potential to affect bone health. Knowledge about male risk factors for osteoporosis was also assessed, including the effects of advancing age, frame size, fracture risk, calcium and Vitamin D supplementation, low testosterone level, and treatment for prostate cancer. Within this sample, only 11% of the men reported a current diagnosis of low bone mass, whereas 11% reported a prior hip fracture. Only 5% of the sample reported taking some type of Food and Drug Administration-approved medication for osteoporosis. In the aggregate, the participating men answered only 39% of the 6 male osteoporosis-knowledge questions correctly. It is imperative that bone health promotion campaigns that have educated many women effectively now expand their focus to advance the bone health of men also.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-209
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Densitometry
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Osteoporosis
Bone and Bones
Health Promotion
Independent Living
Men's Health
Bone Diseases
Health
Hip Fractures
United States Food and Drug Administration
Vitamin D
Bone Density
Testosterone
Prostatic Neoplasms
History
Exercise
Calcium

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • knowledge
  • men
  • osteoporosis
  • risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medicine(all)

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Gaines, J. M., Marx, K., Caudill, J., Parrish, S., Landsman, J., Narrett, M., & Parrish, J. M. (2010). Older Men's Knowledge of Osteoporosis and the Prevalence of Risk Factors. Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 13(2), 204-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocd.2010.01.004

Older Men's Knowledge of Osteoporosis and the Prevalence of Risk Factors. / Gaines, Jean M.; Marx, Katherine; Caudill, JoAnn; Parrish, Sherry; Landsman, Jeffrey; Narrett, Matthew; Parrish, John M.

In: Journal of Clinical Densitometry, Vol. 13, No. 2, 04.2010, p. 204-209.

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Gaines, JM, Marx, K, Caudill, J, Parrish, S, Landsman, J, Narrett, M & Parrish, JM 2010, 'Older Men's Knowledge of Osteoporosis and the Prevalence of Risk Factors', Journal of Clinical Densitometry, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 204-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocd.2010.01.004
Gaines, Jean M. ; Marx, Katherine ; Caudill, JoAnn ; Parrish, Sherry ; Landsman, Jeffrey ; Narrett, Matthew ; Parrish, John M. / Older Men's Knowledge of Osteoporosis and the Prevalence of Risk Factors. In: Journal of Clinical Densitometry. 2010 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 204-209.
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