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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2017, 11(7): 38-46 Back to browse issues page
The Impact of Education via Email on Osteoporosis-Preventive Behaviors among Female Students: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Mrs Shahnaz Golian Tehrani1, Miss Seyedeh Tahereh Mirmolaei2, Mr Mahmood Mahmoodi3, Mrs Nasrin Shahmiri *4
1- MSc in midwifery , instructor Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Assistant professor- Phd in Reproductive health Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Professor - Phd in medical demography 2Department of Statistics & Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- MSc in midwifery Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , nasrin_shahmiri@yahoo.com
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Background and Objectives: Osteoporosis is a preventable disease. Insufficient knowledge is one of the major causes of high prevalence of osteoporosis. In this study, the effect of education via email, was assessed on osteoporosis-preventive behaviors among female students.
 
Methods: This clinical trial study (pretest, posttest and with control), was performed on 170 female students of Mazandaran University (state and non-medical university) in 2013. In this study, email was used as an educational tool to improve physical activity and calcium intake among female students. Data collection tool was a valid questionnaire consisting of 3 sections [demographic, calcium intake (FFQ), and physical activity (IPAQ)]. Emails were sent to the students during 4 weeks. Data were analyzed before and 3 months after the education using independent t-, paired t-, and Chi square tests.
 
Results: The amount of calcium intake in the experimental group significantly increased after the education compared to the control group (p=0.009). Also, the score of physical activity significantly increased after education compared to the control group (p<0.001).
 
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that new communication technologies could be used for health education purposes. Therefore, sending emails can affect osteoporosis-preventive behaviors among adolescents, especially young women.
 
 
Keywords: Osteoporosis, Electronic mail, Education, A randomized clinical trial.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: آموزش بهداشت
Received: 2016/06/15 | Accepted: 2016/08/24 | Published: 2017/09/20
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Golian Tehrani S, Mirmolaei S T, Mahmoodi M, Shahmiri N. The Impact of Education via Email on Osteoporosis-Preventive Behaviors among Female Students: A Randomized Clinical Trial . Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2017; 11 (7) :38-46
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