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Osteoporosis Risk Assessment of Mature Working Women

Osteoporosis Risk Assessment of Mature Working Women Osteoporosis Risk Assessment of Mature Working Women PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PREVENTION STRATEGIES by Grace P Erickson, MPH, MSN, RN,C, and Jeanette A. Jones, MS, RN, C st eoporosis is a major public health prob­ "the most common skeletal disorder in the world, lem that affects 25 million Americans, and is second only to arthritis as the leading cause O causing 1.5 million fractures each year of musculoskeletal morbidity in the elderly" (Kap­ at an estimated cost of $7 billion to $10 billion lan, 1985). (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1991). It is Spinal, hip, and wrist fractures are most frequent, but fractures of the ribs, humerus, and pelvis are not uncommon. One in four white women will have one or more fractures by age 65 ABOUT THE AUTHORS: (Marx, 1980), far more than black women, who tend to have greater bone mass and slower bone Ms. Erickson and Ms. Jones are Assistant loss (National Institutes of Health [NIH], 1984). Professors, Department of Community and Mature peri- and postmenopausal women are a growing segment of the American work force. Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing, Medical Because ability to remain a productive employee is closely related to health status and functional College of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AAOHN Journal SAGE

Osteoporosis Risk Assessment of Mature Working Women

AAOHN Journal , Volume 40 (9): 6 – Sep 1, 1992

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© 1992 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
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0891-0162
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10.1177/216507999204000903
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Osteoporosis Risk Assessment of Mature Working Women PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PREVENTION STRATEGIES by Grace P Erickson, MPH, MSN, RN,C, and Jeanette A. Jones, MS, RN, C st eoporosis is a major public health prob­ "the most common skeletal disorder in the world, lem that affects 25 million Americans, and is second only to arthritis as the leading cause O causing 1.5 million fractures each year of musculoskeletal morbidity in the elderly" (Kap­ at an estimated cost of $7 billion to $10 billion lan, 1985). (National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1991). It is Spinal, hip, and wrist fractures are most frequent, but fractures of the ribs, humerus, and pelvis are not uncommon. One in four white women will have one or more fractures by age 65 ABOUT THE AUTHORS: (Marx, 1980), far more than black women, who tend to have greater bone mass and slower bone Ms. Erickson and Ms. Jones are Assistant loss (National Institutes of Health [NIH], 1984). Professors, Department of Community and Mature peri- and postmenopausal women are a growing segment of the American work force. Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing, Medical Because ability to remain a productive employee is closely related to health status and functional College of

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Published: Sep 1, 1992

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