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Research Article

Examining the Risk Factors among Omani Women: Risk Assessment and Their Implications

Melba Sheila D’Souza*, Chandrani Isac, Ramesh Venkatesaperumal, Anandhi Amirtharaj, Shreedevi Balachandran and Anitha Thanka
Department of Adult Health and Critical Care, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Corresponding Author : Melba Sheila D’Souzaa
Assistant Professor
Department of Adult Health and Critical Care
College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Tel: 00968- 98137770
E-mail: [email protected]
Received April 18, 2013; Accepted May 20, 2013; Published May 22, 2013
Citation: D’Souza MS, Isac C, Venkatesaperumal R, Amirtharaj A, Balachandran S, et al. (2013) Examining the Risk Factors among Omani Women: Risk Assessment and Their Implications. J Nov Physiother 3:143. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000143
Copyright: © 2013 D’Souza MS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Osteoporosisis common among postmenopausal women, giving rise to morbidity and diminishing the quality of life. There is lack of information about the risk factors of osteoporosis among local Omani women. To explore the risk factors of Osteoporosis among Omani Women using a Modified Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. This is an exploratory research design using a simple random sampling. A pilot study was conducted among 35 local Omani women from the Muscat region, who completed the validated and reliable Modified Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (MFRAT). Bone Mineral Density(BMD) was measured among 11 women at moderate-high risk based on MFRAT. The data was analyzed using inferential statistics. Fourteen Omani women were at moderate-high risk for Osteoporosis fracture due to premenopausal, Vitamin D Deficiency, increased parity, increased lactation period and sedentary lifestyle. Among these five women revealed low BMD and required early intervention and support. Determinants of Osteoporosis can be elicited among premenaopausal Omani women with a specific risk assessment tool. There is a need to construct a cultural sensitive risk assessment tool for Omani women for early screening and detection of Osteoporosis. Nurses can identify, provide intervention and education for Omani women at-risk of fracture.