Predictors of new screening for African American men participating in a prostate cancer educational program.

Emerson JS, Reece MC, Levine RS, Hull PC, Husaini BA
J Cancer Educ. 2009 24 (4): 341-5

PMID: 19838896 · DOI:10.1080/08858190902854749

BACKGROUND - African American (AA) men continue to have a greater than twofold risk of dying from prostate cancer compared to Whites.

METHODS - This community-based intervention study employed a quasi-experimental, delayed-control (cross-over) design with randomization at the church-level (N = 345 AA men).

RESULTS - Logistic regression analyses revealed that the level of knowledge (b = .61, P < .05, Exp (B) = 1.84), the perception of risk (b = 2.99, P < .01, Exp (B) = 19.95), and having insurance (b = 3.20, P < .01, Exp (B) = 24.65) significantly increased the odds of participants who needed screening getting screened during study.

DISCUSSION - This study demonstrated the need for education, community involvement, and increased access to encourage minority men to obtain needed health screenings.

MeSH Terms (14)

Adult African Americans Aged Attitude to Health Community Health Services Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Humans Incidence Male Mass Screening Middle Aged Patient Education as Topic Prognosis Prostatic Neoplasms

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