Meharry-Johns Hopkins Center for Prostate Cancer Research
Technical Report,01 Jul 2007,31 Aug 2015
Meharry Medical College Nashville United States
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This project seeks to add to research knowledge that impacts racial disparities in prostate cancer by examining how prostate cancer experience of fathers influence the prostate health preventive patterns of their adult sons. The study will combine qualitative and quantitative research techniques to assess the knowledge, attitudes, preventive health practices, and prostate cancer related informed decision making of adult sons of prostate cancer survivors and how these factors relate to the diagnostic pathways, treatment experience, and quality of life of their fathers.1. Investigate the effects of race, economic status, and psychosocial factors, on the quality of life of men diagnosed with prostate cancer. 2. Investigate psychosocial factors that influence help seeking behavior among men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer. 3. Examine the effects of informed decision making and knowledge on prostate cancer treatment decision making. Adult sons of prostate cancer survivors will complete a structure questionnaire to assess their prostate cancer health seeking behavior.