Characteristics of men reporting for prostate cancer screening.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • A survey to determine demographics, prostate cancer screening practices, and prostate cancer-related knowledge and beliefs was administered to over 1,700 participants at five sites during Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (1991) screening events. Findings are presented by site since significant differences in demographics existed. Results suggest that screenings conducted at the major medical centers attract primarily white males, a number of whom already practice adequate secondary prevention. Thus, if optimal benefit is sought through mass prostate cancer screening, innovative strategies to reach populations that are currently underserved and at risk are necessary.
  • Published In

  • Urology  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Demography, Florida, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Hospitals, Humans, Male, Mass Screening, Middle Aged, North Carolina, Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Author List

  • Demark-Wahnefried W; Catoe KE; Paskett E; Robertson CN; Rimer BK
  • Start Page

  • 269
  • End Page

  • 274
  • Volume

  • 42
  • Issue

  • 3