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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 2799-2802

Association between lifestyle and pathologic fractures in patients admitted to surgery departments of selected hospitals affiliated to Alborz University of Medical Sciences in 2014–2015


Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

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Dr. Mohammad Islami Vaghar
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_531_19

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Background and Purpose: Health professions that previously focused on treatment of patients are now focusing on prevention and health provision by improving lifestyle and eliminating factors that somehow have a negative impact on human health. Some people have strong skeleton genetically, but others do not. So far, medical science has not been able to change the genetic characteristics of individuals; however, lifestyles can be changed to reach the maximum bone mass. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between lifestyle and pathologic fractures in patients admitted to surgery departments of selected Hospitals in 2014–2015. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive (correlational) study, using the Cochran sampling formula, 350 patients with fractures were selected by stratified sampling in surgery departments of selected hospitals affiliated to Alborz University of Medical Sciences. Data were collected using the standard lifestyle questionnaire, which was validated through the test–retest method. The qualitative data of this project were analyzed using SPSS 20 software at a significance level of 0.05. Results: Most of the subjects were in the age group of 72–85 years which included 103 (26.8%) people. In all, 187 (48.6%) subjects were male and 198 (51.4%) subjects were female. A total of 83 (21.6%) participants were in the healthy group, 123 (32.0%) subjects were in the osteoporosis group, 113 (29.3%) subjects were in the bone infection group, and 66 (17.1%) individuals were in the general bone disease group. Conclusion: All studied components including smoking, physical activity, and nutrition directly affect pathologic fractures.


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