Osteoporosis knowledge and healthy bone practices in prostate cancer survivors
Core Research Area
Self Management Research
Dr. Pamela Catton, Dr. Shabbir Alibhai, Dr. Sophie Jamal, Dr. Charles Catton, Janet Papadakos
The project aims to assess in a sample of prostate cancer survivors receiving ADT (baseline): i) knowledge and health beliefs regarding osteoporosis; ii) self-efficacy and engagement in self-management behaviours related to bone health; iii) the independent contribution of knowledge, perceived self-efficacy, health beliefs, and fracture risk on engagement in self-management behaviours related to bone health. Based on the baseline questionnaire and DXA results, a risk assessment using the WHO FRAX tool will be conducted. Each participant will then be sent a report with the DXA results, risk assesment, and education package with practical recommendations for preventative health behaviours related to bone health. A follow-up questionnaire package will be sent to participants 6 months later to assess the impact of this intervention on knowledge, perceived self-efficacy, health beliefs, and engagement in self-management behaviours related to bone health.
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