Facial reconstruction

Search LJMU Research Online

Browse Repository | Browse E-Theses

Improving the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis using a senior-friendly peer-led community education and mentoring model: a randomized controlled trial

Kloseck, M and Fitzsimmons, DA and Speechley, M and Savundranayagam, ML and Crilly, RG (2017) Improving the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis using a senior-friendly peer-led community education and mentoring model: a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 12. pp. 823-833. ISSN 1176-9092

[img] Text
CIA-130573-improving-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-osteoporosis-using-_051617.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (1MB)

Abstract

Background: This randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluated a 6-month peer-led community education and mentorship program to improve the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. Methods: Ten seniors (74–90 years of age) were trained to become peer educators and mentors and deliver the intervention. In the subsequent RCT, 105 seniors (mean age =80.5±6.9; 89% female) were randomly assigned to the peer-led education and mentorship program (n=53) or control group (n=52). Knowledge was assessed at baseline and 6 months. Success was defined as discussing osteoporosis risk with their family physician, obtaining a bone mineral density assessment, and returning to review their risk profile and receive advice and/or treatment. Results: Knowledge of osteoporosis did not change significantly. There was no difference in knowledge change between the two groups (mean difference =1.3, 95% confidence interval [CI] of difference −0.76 to 3.36). More participants in the intervention group achieved a successful outcome (odds ratio 0.16, 95% CI 0.06–0.42, P<0.001). Conclusion: Peer-led education and mentorship can promote positive health behavior in seniors. This model was effective for improving osteoporosis risk assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in a community setting.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1103 Clinical Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: School of Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Dove Medical Press
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 12:29
DOI or Identification number: 10.2147/CIA.S130573
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6499

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item