THE IMPACT OF APPLYING THE HEALTH BELIEF MODEL ON OSTEOARTHRITIS BEHAVIORS IN MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN

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  • Dr. Ibraheem Mahmood Rajab Author

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is among the most common musculoskeletal disorders and devastating diseases, and is the fourth leading cause of disability in the world. It also carries with it an increase in deaths, in addition to financial burdens on the societal level and on the women affected by it.Aim: assess the Impact of Applying Health Belief Model on Osteoarthritis Behaviors in Middle-Aged Women. Design: quasi-experimental research design with one group pre/post-test approach. Setting:Five primary health care centers within the city of Port Said.Subject: A purposive sample of 147 women attending the five mentioned places.Tools: The tools used were divided into three: Tool I:Women's Assessment Questionnaire about Osteoarthritis Prevention. Tool II: The Osteoarthritis Health Belief Model (HBM) Scale. Tool III: Osteoarthritis Preventive Behaviors. Results: pre-program intervention (89.1%) had an unsatisfactory level of knowledge while only (11.6%) post program intervention. (94.6%) of study women had a low level of preventive behaviors pre-program intervention compared to (24.5%) post program intervention. Conclusion:The study concluded that there was a statistically significant improvement between the health beliefs model scale category before and after the program intervention (p =0.001). In addition to that, a highly statistically significant difference present between total knowledge, osteoarthritis health belief model & level of preventive behaviors regarding osteoarthritis before and after program intervention (p=0.001). Recommendations:There is a need for a continuing education program on Osteoarthritiswomen to raise awareness. Long-term follow-up (3 months post-intervention) to verify the effect of the intervention on behavior stability.

 

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2024-01-20

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THE IMPACT OF APPLYING THE HEALTH BELIEF MODEL ON OSTEOARTHRITIS BEHAVIORS IN MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN. (2024). Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica, 22(1), 279-296. http://neuropsychopharmacologiahungarica.com/index.php/NPPH/article/view/228