Osteoporosis has a significant impact on affected patients. Healthcare providers should encourage postmenopausal women to improve self-care maintenance behaviors and quality of life following a fragility fracture. The aims of this study were to a) develop two new instruments for measuring, respectively, self-care maintenance and quality of life, in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; b) evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored educational intervention to improve self-care maintenance and quality of life after a fragility fracture in postmenopausal women. For the first aim, a cross-sectional study will be performed; for the second aim, a multicenter, quasi-experimental, interventional design will be used. A convenience sample of postmenopausal women admitted to 44 hospitals in Italy with a diagnosis of bone fragility fracture will be enrolled and surveyed at 7, 30, 60 and 180 days after discharge. Trained nurses will conduct the educational intervention. The new instruments will allow the measurement of self-care and quality of life in postmenopausal women following a fragility fracture. Through tailored educational interventions, women can be helped to take their medications correctly, adopt a healthy lifestyle, reduce the occurrence of bone fractures, and have a better quality of life.

BASILICI ZANNETTI, E., D'Agostino, F., Cittadini, N., Feola, M., Pennini, A., Rao, C., et al. (2017). Effect of tailored educational intervention to improve self-care maintenance and quality of life in postmenopausal osteoporotic women after a fragility fracture: the Guardian Angel® study. IGIENE E SANITÀ PUBBLICA, 73(1), 65-76.

Effect of tailored educational intervention to improve self-care maintenance and quality of life in postmenopausal osteoporotic women after a fragility fracture: the Guardian Angel® study

BASILICI ZANNETTI, EMANUELA;D'AGOSTINO, FABIO;CITTADINI, NOEMI;FEOLA, MAURIZIO;PENNINI, ANNALISA;VELLONE, ERCOLE;TARANTINO, UMBERTO;ALVARO, ROSARIA
2017-01-01

Abstract

Osteoporosis has a significant impact on affected patients. Healthcare providers should encourage postmenopausal women to improve self-care maintenance behaviors and quality of life following a fragility fracture. The aims of this study were to a) develop two new instruments for measuring, respectively, self-care maintenance and quality of life, in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; b) evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored educational intervention to improve self-care maintenance and quality of life after a fragility fracture in postmenopausal women. For the first aim, a cross-sectional study will be performed; for the second aim, a multicenter, quasi-experimental, interventional design will be used. A convenience sample of postmenopausal women admitted to 44 hospitals in Italy with a diagnosis of bone fragility fracture will be enrolled and surveyed at 7, 30, 60 and 180 days after discharge. Trained nurses will conduct the educational intervention. The new instruments will allow the measurement of self-care and quality of life in postmenopausal women following a fragility fracture. Through tailored educational interventions, women can be helped to take their medications correctly, adopt a healthy lifestyle, reduce the occurrence of bone fractures, and have a better quality of life.
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Aged; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Fractures, Bone; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Healthy Lifestyle; Hospitals; Humans; Italy; Middle Aged; Osteoporosis; Risk Factors; Surveys and Questionnaires; Medication Adherence; Patient Education as Topic; Postmenopause; Quality of Life; Self Care
BASILICI ZANNETTI, E., D'Agostino, F., Cittadini, N., Feola, M., Pennini, A., Rao, C., et al. (2017). Effect of tailored educational intervention to improve self-care maintenance and quality of life in postmenopausal osteoporotic women after a fragility fracture: the Guardian Angel® study. IGIENE E SANITÀ PUBBLICA, 73(1), 65-76.
BASILICI ZANNETTI, E; D'Agostino, F; Cittadini, N; Feola, M; Pennini, A; Rao, C; Vellone, E; Tarantino, U; Alvaro, R
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