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Bone Health Status among Postmenopausal Women in Malaysia
Mohd Said Nurumal1, Muhammad Lokman Md. Isa1, Nik Noor Kaussar Nik Mohd Hatta1, Azlina Daud1, Muhammad Ibrahim2, Mohd Ariff Sharifudin3, Samsul Deraman3
1Kulliyyah of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
2Kulliyyah of Allied Health Science, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuantan Campus, Pahang, Malaysia
3Kulliyyah of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

IJWHR 2019; 7: 169-173
DOI: 10.15296/ijwhr.2019.28
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Keywords : Menopausal women, Bone health status, Osteoporosis, Malaysia
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Abstract
Objectives: The study has evaluated bone health status among post-menopausal women in a public hospital of Malaysia.

Materials and Methods: A total of 116 post-menopausal women, who met the criteria, participated in this study. The purposive sampling method was used to achieve the criteria of participants.

Results: This cross-sectional study revealed that more than half of the respondents (52.6%, n = 61) had osteopenia; whereas, 47.4% (n=55) of the respondents had osteoporosis. There was a significant correlation between the age and menopausal years with the bone health status (i.e. P = 0.004 and P = 0.028, respectively) in postmenopausal women.

Conclusions: Menopausal women experienced deterioration of bone mineral density (BMD) with advancing age and menopausal years.

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