A Spanish translation of the OKT, provided by the questionnaire developers, was used for patients whose primary language was Spanish.
A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) of the subscales for the OKT was performed based on various demographic factors (Table 3).
Table 4 displays the results of previous studies using the OKT in various populations as a means of comparison.
Therefore, we chose to do analyses using two-tailed independent Student's t tests to review correct answers on the OKT in relation to ethnicity (coded as Caucasian and non-Caucasian; see Table 1).
The scores of participants in this study (mean OKT score = 11.
The OKT, although it has been used in non-Caucasian populations, may need to be adapted to assess more culturally relevant factors because dietary staples vary widely among African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans.
It was somewhat unexpected that men had OKT scores similar to those of women, because osteoporosis is often thought to be a "female" disease.
The previous use of the OKT in more than 700 nonepilepsy patients does, however, provide a strong case for a range of scores to expect.
The OKT was developed in 1991 when there was a different recommended daily allowance (RDA) for calcium.
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