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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2012;18(1):38-48.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2012.18.1.38    Published online March 31, 2012.
Female College Students' Knowledge, Self-efficacy and Health Behaviors related to Bone Health
Eui Geum Oh, Il Sun Ko, Sang Hui Chu, Jung Eun Lee, Jae Yong Yoo
1Nursing Policy Research Institute, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
2Graduate School, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. cns1@yuhs.ac
Abstract
PURPOSE
This study described female college students' knowledge, self-efficacy and health behaviors related to bone health.
METHODS
A descriptive cross-sectional survey design was used. A total of 214 students were conveniently recruited from a school of nursing in Korea. Participants (mean age=21.2, SD=1.9 years) bone mineral density (BMD) was measured using dual energy x-ray absorptionmetry. Participants also completed a questionnaire consisting of knowledge test, self-efficacy scale and health behaviors related to bone health. Data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 17.0 program.
RESULTS
The mean BMD at left femoral neck site was 0.86 g/cm2 and 6.1~12.6%. Results showed that participants were below the expected range of BMD. Level of knowledge (correct rate=54%) and self-efficacy were moderate (mean 54.8 out of 84). More than 84% of subjects drank alcohol more than once a month and 58.4% did participate in regular exercise. Only 7.9% participants took calcium and vitamin-D rich foods every day. There were significant positive correlations between knowledge and self-efficacy (r=.17), health behaviors (r=.14) and self-efficacy and health behaviors (r=.28, all p<.05).
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that health care professionals need to provide effective interventions for young women in order to enhance knowledge, self-efficacy and health behaviors related to bone health.
Key Words: Bone health; Knowledge; Self-efficacy; Health behavior; Female college students


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