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Wright NC, Melton ME, Sohail M
Race plays a role in the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of women with osteoporosis.
This study examined racial disparities in knowledge of osteoporosis among women aged 65 and over with osteoporosis. Focus groups were created with a total of 48 women (36 white, 12 African American) enrolled. A knowledge scale called “Osteoporosis & You” was used to compare scores. White women had a mean score of 7.8 versus African American women who scored a mean of 6.6 out of 10 on the scale. The “powerful others” domain was significantly higher among African Americans versus white women as well. These racial differences can impact bone health and indicated a need to improve education and awareness about osteoporosis among African American women.
Citation: Wright NC, Melton ME, Sohail M . Race plays a role in the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of women with osteoporosis. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2019 Aug;6(4):707-18. doi: 10.1007/s40615-019-00569-w..
Keywords: Disparities, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Osteoporosis, Women
Cram P, Saag KG, Lou Y
Racial differences and disparities in osteoporosis-related bone health: results from the PAADRN randomized controlled trial.
The researchers examined whether providing dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) test results directly to patients might reduce or eliminate racial differences in osteoporosis-related health care. They found that black women were still less likely to know their actual DXA result and less likely to be on guideline-concordant therapy, but black women had greater patient activation.
Citation: Cram P, Saag KG, Lou Y . Racial differences and disparities in osteoporosis-related bone health: results from the PAADRN randomized controlled trial. Med Care 2017 Jun;55(6):561-68. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000718.
Keywords: Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Disparities, Osteoporosis, Health Status