Baltimore City Faith-Based Prostate Cancer Prevention and Control Coalition
Annual rept. 1 Feb 2005-31 Jan 2006
MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE
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African American men are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer. In order to positively impact this disease, early interventions that encourage early detection and treatment are essential. The primary purpose of this study is to test an investigator developed community-based intervention that explores the impact of peer-outreach workers on prostate cancer knowledge, perceived benefit and barriers, and overall screening behavior. The target sample for this study will be Black men over age 40 who have never participated in prostate cancer screening. Achievement of this objective will result in an increase in prostate cancer knowledge, an increase in perceived benefit prostate cancer screening and treatment a decrease in perceived barrier to screening, and an increase in screening among men in the intervention group.
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