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BMC Geriatrics 2010, 10:73. What are the beliefs, attitudes and practices of front-line staff in long term care facilities related to osteoporosis awareness, management and fracture prevention?. Arthur N. Lau George Ioannidis Yelena Potts Lora M. Giangregorio Mary-Lou Van der Horst.

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bmc geriatrics 2010 10 73
BMC Geriatrics 2010, 10:73

What are the beliefs, attitudes and practices of front-line staff in long term care facilities related to osteoporosis awareness, management and fracture prevention?

Arthur N. Lau

George Ioannidis

Yelena Potts

Lora M. Giangregorio

Mary-Lou Van der Horst

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What were the objectives?

  • Primary:
    • Determine awareness and education of front-line staff to properly administer bisphosphonates.
  • Secondary:
    • Assess beliefs and attitudes of staff on the role and benefits of vitamin D for long-term care (LTC) residents.

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what methods were used and what was the sample size
What methods were used and what was the sample size?
  • Methods
    • Survey completed by staff at 8 LTC facilities in Hamilton, Ontario
    • 21-item survey questionnaire was created to assess
      • attitudes towards link between osteoporosis and falls
      • existing management practices
      • specific osteoporosis knowledge areas
  • Sample
  • Nurses (n = 57) and Personal Support Workers (PSWs; n=124)
  • 100% response rate since administered onsite by project coordinator
  • 48 RNs and 23 PSWs were responsible for medication administration

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results of questionnaire data administration of bisphosphonates
Results of Questionnaire Data:Administration of Bisphosphonates

Table 1 shows the per centages of staff using proper administration procedures.

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results of questionnaire data beliefs about vitamin d s physiology and benefits
Results of Questionnaire Data: Beliefs about Vitamin D’s Physiology and Benefits
  • Four Knowledge Questions:
    • 7-point response scale of 1 = strongly disagree to 7 = strongly agree
    • Percentage in Table 2 shows ‘agreement’ responses of 6 or 7

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What did we conclude?

  • Osteoporosis Management with Bisphosphonates:
    • Was shown to be less than optimal.
    • Is quite effective in increasing bone mineral density of LTC patients but ONLY if properly administered.
    • Requires further educational initiatives and follow-up to see if improvement in knowledge about fracture prevention and osteoporosis treatment has occurred.

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acknowledgments
Acknowledgments

Funding from:

Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy for Long-Term Care

Lau AN et al: BMC Geriatrics 2010, 10:73