Document Type : Original Article


1 Nursing and Midwifery Care Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

2 Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Reproductive Sciences and Sexual Health Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

3 Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

4 Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

5 Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Department of Critical Care, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis, the fourth most common disease in the world, affects the elderly
and postmenopausal women and imposes a great financial and social burden on individuals and
society. Furthermore, it has a significant impact on the quality of patients’ life. This study tries to
take an effective step toward improving the quality of patients’ life by developing and evaluating the
self‑care program of women with osteoporosis.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this research, a hybrid sequential design of quantitative and
qualitative type consisting of three phases is used. This mixed‑method study aimed to develop and
evaluate a self‑care program for women with osteoporosis.
CONCLUSION: Familiarity with the needs of these patients and the use of self‑care programs and
considering social, cultural, and psychological factors could be effective steps to improve the health
of women with osteoporosis. These steps can improve the quality of life and reduce the costs of
treatment for this group of women.


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