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IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 600-604

Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Abdulla Falah Al Otaibi, Abdullah Nasser Algadaan, Ahmed A. Aziz Hashim S Alhashim, Deema Ibrahim Altamimi, Khaled Abdulaziz Alanazi, Majed Mutlaq Aldawish, Mohammed Shabeeb M Alhagbani, Saad Abdullah T. Alharbi, Suliman Faris Alrfdi, Turki Fahad A. Alshahrani.

ABSTRACT

Background: Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually and it takes a huge personal and economic toll on health care systems. Physical activity is one of the risk factors that can lead toosteoporosis. Therefore, we aimed to determine the relationship between physical inactivity and its effect on bone mineral density (BMD) among elderly patients at Security Forces Hospital, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh during August of 2015. We selected 109 elderly patients (age > 60), who were diagnosed with osteoporosis and recorded BMD levels at the hospital. Data were collected from patient files and interviews. The research members collected data through a questionnaire by interviewing the patients after obtaining their BMD levels. Data were analyzed with Statistical package for social sciences program version 16.0. Results: Approximately, 42 of the selected patients (28.9 %) had the most severe form of osteoporosis (BMD-3) and all of them were physically active. Only 23 of the patients (21.3%) were moderately active and had a less severe form of osteoporosis (BMD levels were −2.4 or "osteopenia" (p ≤ 0.001) which indicated that there was a significant statistical relationship between physical inactivity and osteoporosis. Conclusion: The study found a significant relationship between physical inactivity and the severity of osteoporosis; the physically inactive patients had very low BMD levels, on the other hand, the physically active patient had a better level of BMD.

Keywords:
Bone mineral density, Osteopenia, physical inactivity, General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire


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Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


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Abdulla Falah Al Otaibi
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Abdullah Nasser Algadaan
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Ahmed A Aziz Hashim S Alhashim
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Deema Ibrahim Altamimi
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Khaled Abdulaziz Alanazi
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Majed Mutlaq Aldawish
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Mohammed Shabeeb M Alhagbani
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Saad Abdullah T Alharbi
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Suliman Faris Alrfdi
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Turki Fahad A Alshahrani
Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
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Correspondence to:
. Ahmed A. Aziz Hashim S. Alhashim, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.; dr.saadtaresh@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 26 Nov 2019
Accepted 09 Jan 2020
Published in print 25 Feb 2020

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Otaibi AFA, Algadaan AN, , Altamimi DI, Alanazi KA, Aldawish MM, Alhagbani MSM, Alharbi SAT, Alrfdi SF, Alshahrani TFA. Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 600-604. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574164604


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Otaibi AFA, Algadaan AN, , Altamimi DI, Alanazi KA, Aldawish MM, Alhagbani MSM, Alharbi SAT, Alrfdi SF, Alshahrani TFA. Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=74353 [Access: March 29, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574164604


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Otaibi AFA, Algadaan AN, , Altamimi DI, Alanazi KA, Aldawish MM, Alhagbani MSM, Alharbi SAT, Alrfdi SF, Alshahrani TFA. Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 600-604. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574164604


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Otaibi AFA, Algadaan AN, , Altamimi DI, Alanazi KA, Aldawish MM, Alhagbani MSM, Alharbi SAT, Alrfdi SF, Alshahrani TFA. Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited March 29, 2020]; 4(3): 600-604. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574164604


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Otaibi, A. F. A., Algadaan, . A. N., , Altamimi, . D. I., Alanazi, . K. A., Aldawish, . M. M., Alhagbani, . M. S. M., Alharbi, . S. A. T., Alrfdi, . S. F. & Alshahrani, . T. F. A. (2020) Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (3), 600-604. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574164604


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Otaibi, Abdulla Falah Al, Abdullah Nasser Algadaan, Ahmed A. Aziz Hashim S Alhashim, Deema Ibrahim Altamimi, Khaled Abdulaziz Alanazi, Majed Mutlaq Aldawish, Mohammed Shabeeb M Alhagbani, Saad Abdullah T. Alharbi, Suliman Faris Alrfdi, and Turki Fahad A. Alshahrani. 2020. Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (3), 600-604. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574164604


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Otaibi, Abdulla Falah Al, Abdullah Nasser Algadaan, Ahmed A. Aziz Hashim S Alhashim, Deema Ibrahim Altamimi, Khaled Abdulaziz Alanazi, Majed Mutlaq Aldawish, Mohammed Shabeeb M Alhagbani, Saad Abdullah T. Alharbi, Suliman Faris Alrfdi, and Turki Fahad A. Alshahrani. "Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 600-604. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574164604


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Otaibi, Abdulla Falah Al, Abdullah Nasser Algadaan, Ahmed A. Aziz Hashim S Alhashim, Deema Ibrahim Altamimi, Khaled Abdulaziz Alanazi, Majed Mutlaq Aldawish, Mohammed Shabeeb M Alhagbani, Saad Abdullah T. Alharbi, Suliman Faris Alrfdi, and Turki Fahad A. Alshahrani. "Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.3 (2020), 600-604. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574164604


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Otaibi, A. F. A., Algadaan, . A. N., , Altamimi, . D. I., Alanazi, . K. A., Aldawish, . M. M., Alhagbani, . M. S. M., Alharbi, . S. A. T., Alrfdi, . S. F. & Alshahrani, . T. F. A. (2020) Determination of physical activity levels in elderly patients with osteoporosis, at Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (3), 600-604. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574164604


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