Validation of the Male Osteoporosis knowledge Quiz

Jean M. Gaines, Katherine A. Marx, Matthew Narrett, Jo Ann Caudill, Jeffrey Landsman, John M. Parrish

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The purpose of this study was to validate the six-item Men's Osteoporosis Knowledge Quiz (MOKQ). The MOKQ asks questions about risk factors that are pertinent to men, such as the risk for developing low bone mass related to hormone treatment for prostate cancer and the importance of testosterone for bone mass. A survey was sent to 242 men with a mean age of 83.2 years. The mean number of questions answered correctly in response to the six-item MOKQ was 2.37. Convergent validity was examined by correlating the score achieved on the MOKQ with the score achieved on the total Facts on Osteoporosis Quiz. The Pearson correlation coefficient for the MOKQ and the Facts on Osteoporosis Quiz was r =.76. Reliability was demonstrated by computing a Cronbach's alpha for the MOKQ (r =.72). The MOKQ was found to have adequate reliability and validity in assessing older men's knowledge about osteoporosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-83
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of men's health
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • health education
  • health screening
  • osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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