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01.09.2009 | Regular Article | Ausgabe 5/2009

Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine 5/2009

The relationship between clustering health-promoting components of lifestyle and bone status among middle-aged women in a general population

Zeitschrift:
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine > Ausgabe 5/2009
Autoren:
Satoshi Tsuboi, Takehito Hayakawa, Hideyuki Kanda, Tetsuhito Fukushima

Abstract

Objective

The association between clustering health-promoting components of lifestyle and bone status was examined among middle-aged women.

Methods

A cross-sectional study was conducted in Tadami Town, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, in 2007. A total of 305 middle-aged women (mean age 55.2 years) participated. The Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II was used to assess health-promoting components of lifestyle. Participants’ bone status was examined using quantitative ultrasonic calcaneal measurement.

Results

A total of 139 participants (45.6%) were defined as having low bone stiffness. In the low bone stiffness group, the mean age was significantly higher, and prevalence of interpersonal relationships score over 3.0 was lower than that in the normal bone stiffness group. There were significant trends in the prevalence of low bone stiffness, each health-promoting component of lifestyle, and presence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus, based on the number of frequently selected health-promoting components of lifestyle. The number of frequently selected health-promoting components of lifestyle correlated negatively with the prevalence of low bone stiffness in both crude and adjusted results.

Conclusion

This research is particularly important as we suggest health-promotion strategies for the prevention of osteoporosis. A synthetic approach, which includes health responsibility, spiritual growth, interpersonal relations, and stress management, and physical activity and nutrition, may be effective and complement traditional strategies.

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