Review of Article on Predictors of Osteoporosis among Postmenopausal Women The following discussion provides a brief analysis of the journal article entitled Predictors of osteoporosis diagnosis among postmenopausal women: Results from a national survey. Study Sample In terms of who was sampled in the study, subjects were selected from the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States (total N = 20,277); Hispanic Americans, African Americans and people aged 60 years and older were oversampled for the purpose of providing researchers with more reliable estimates of health and nutritional characteristics of these groups; of the total 20,277 persons in the sample, 17,464 persons (86%) were interviewed; lastly, for purposes...The end:
.....to this fact, White women, specifically, should be aware of the greater risk of an osteoporosis diagnosis. Greater awareness, in short, increases the likelihood of proper and accurate diagnosis which can, in turn, lead to timely and more effective treatments based on Alendronate, Parathyroid hormone, and other agents proven to promote improved bone health for women (Cooper, Gehlbach & Lindsay, 2005, p. 57). REFERENCES Cooper, C., Gehlbach, & Lindsay, R.L. (2005). Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis: a clinician's guide. Taylor & Francis. Turner, L.W., Taylor, J.E., & Hunt, S. (1998). Predictors of osteoporosis diagnosis among postmenopausal women: Results from a national survey. Journal of Women and Aging, 10(3), 79-96.