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Article: Osteoporosis: Public awareness, commitment, and perspectives

TitleOsteoporosis: Public awareness, commitment, and perspectives
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2008, v. 14 n. 3, p. 203-208 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To explore public awareness of osteoporosis and willingness to manage the problem, with reference to a variety of socioeconomic factors. Design: Cross-sectional questionnaire study. Setting: A public hospital and a private health care clinic in Hong Kong. Patients: Two hundred and fifty postmenopausal women consisting of five equal cohorts recruited at random. The cohorts consisted of: patients with fragile fracture, their next-of-kin, patients (without fragile fractures) from a government primary health care clinic, patients from a government orthopaedic clinic, and patients from a private primary health care clinic. Results: Only 81% of those interviewed had heard of the disease. Among these, 92% believed that the government was responsible for managing osteoporosis. Most (83%) were willing to self-finance treatment; a higher percentage were willing to do so among those with relatives having osteoporotic fractures. Most (87%) of the subjects underestimated the cost. Less than 40% expected to pay more than HK$1200 annually. Given the current market price, only 66% would still consider undertaking the treatment. Notably, 99% of interviewees would commence treatment provided the cost was lower. Conclusion: Direct costs of managing osteoporosis deter the public from commencing treatment. If the cost of treatment could be lowered and publicised, a dramatic increase in self-financed treatment can be anticipated.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179066
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, HBen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, WMen_US
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dc.description.abstractObjective: To explore public awareness of osteoporosis and willingness to manage the problem, with reference to a variety of socioeconomic factors. Design: Cross-sectional questionnaire study. Setting: A public hospital and a private health care clinic in Hong Kong. Patients: Two hundred and fifty postmenopausal women consisting of five equal cohorts recruited at random. The cohorts consisted of: patients with fragile fracture, their next-of-kin, patients (without fragile fractures) from a government primary health care clinic, patients from a government orthopaedic clinic, and patients from a private primary health care clinic. Results: Only 81% of those interviewed had heard of the disease. Among these, 92% believed that the government was responsible for managing osteoporosis. Most (83%) were willing to self-finance treatment; a higher percentage were willing to do so among those with relatives having osteoporotic fractures. Most (87%) of the subjects underestimated the cost. Less than 40% expected to pay more than HK$1200 annually. Given the current market price, only 66% would still consider undertaking the treatment. Notably, 99% of interviewees would commence treatment provided the cost was lower. Conclusion: Direct costs of managing osteoporosis deter the public from commencing treatment. If the cost of treatment could be lowered and publicised, a dramatic increase in self-financed treatment can be anticipated.en_US
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dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshAnalysis Of Varianceen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshOsteoporosis, Postmenopausal - Epidemiology - Psychologyen_US
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dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_US
dc.titleOsteoporosis: Public awareness, commitment, and perspectivesen_US
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