Management of osteoporosis: A national survey of Israeli dietitians' knowledge and perceptions

Osnat Stone, Perla Werner, Sophia Ish-Shalom, Iris Vered

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The aim of this study was to assess Israeli dietitians' knowledge and attitudes regarding osteoporosis. Participants were 320 dietitians responding to a mail survey. Israeli dietitians scored highly on the Facts on Osteoporosis Quiz-FOOQ. Israeli dietitians' dietary knowledge regarding calcium (recommended dietary allowance, content in food and in supplements) was fairly high; unlike knowledge regarding vitamin D. Israeli dietitians had a firm positive opinion of their role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-97
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 2006

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Osnat Stone and Perla Werner are affiliated with the Department of Gerontology, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel. Sophia Ish-Shalom is affiliated with the Metabolic Bone Disease Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel. Iris Vered is affiliated with the Endocrine Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Address correspondence to: Perla Werner, Department of Gerontology, University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel (E-mail: [email protected]). This research has been conducted in partial fulfillment of MA studies, and was partially funded by a grant from Tnuva Research Institute. The authors wish to thank two anonymous reviewers for their comments.


  • Attitudes
  • Dietitians
  • Knowledge
  • Mail survey
  • Osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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