How African American Men Decide Whether or Not to Get Prostate Cancer Screening

Randy A. Jones, PhD, RN; Richard Steeves, PhD, RN, FAAN; Ishan Williams, PhD


Cancer Nurs. 2009;32(2):166-172. 

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Participants' ages ranged from 40 to 71 years, with a mean (SD) of 52 (10) years. Only 6 of the participants were high school graduates. Twelve had yearly incomes between $1000 and $30,000 and had private insurance. Seven were married, and 7 were single. Most of the men (n = 12 [70.6%]) were employed. Demographic data can be found in Table 1 .

The major themes were (1) limited education about prostate cancer, (2) family involvement, and (3) the necessity for trust in healthcare providers.


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