Accession Number : ADA491996


Title :   Increasing Early Detection of Prostate Cancer in African American Men through a Culturally Targeted Print Intervention


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 2004-31 May 2008


Corporate Author : MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEW YORK


Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Hayley


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a491996.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : Prostate cancer (PCa) incidence and mortality is higher among African American (AA) men compared to all other groups. There is compelling evidence that higher mortality is due to the greater likelihood of AA men to be diagnosed with advanced-stage PCa. PCa scrnening specifically prostate-specific antigen test (PSA) and digital rectal exam (DRE) has been shown to increase early-stage diagnoses. Although several organizations recommend annual PCa screening starting at age 45 for AA men screening among AA men is low. Indeed interventions to increase screening and the early detection of PCa among AA men are critical. Although culturally targeted health interventions have been found to be effective there are no interventions that have systematically addressed culturally relevant factors in PCa screening among AA men. The primary aim of the proposed study is to develop and evaluate the impact of a culturally targeted (CT) print intervention on PCa screening participation among AA 410 men through a randomized controlled trial. The proposed research also seeks to investigate the mediational pathways (i.e. mechanisms) through which the culturally targeted print intervention impacts screening participation.


Descriptors :   *PROSTATE CANCER , EDUCATION , MALES , MORTALITY RATE , CANCER SCREENING , PROSTATE GLAND , AFRICAN AMERICANS , DETECTION , ANTIGENS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE