Psychosocial and Cultural Barriers to Prostate Cancer Screening: Racial Comparisons
Annual rept. 1 Mar 2006-28 Feb 2007
TENNESSEE STATE UNIV NASHVILLE
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The goal of this project is to better understand the psychosocial and cultural factors affecting prostate cancer screening among African American and White men. It is a community-based participatory research project, which involves participation of local community members through a community steering committee. The first phase of the project is a focus group study Year 1. The second phase is to use the focus group results to develop a questionnaire instrument Year 2, and the third phase is to collect survey data on African American and White men Years 2-3. The fourth phase is to analyze the survey data, and the final phase is to use the results to develop recommendations for interventions to increase informed decision-making about prostate cancer screening among African American and White men Year 3. This year we conducted 10 focus groups with a total sample of 74 African American and White men. The focus groups have provided rich qualitative data, which we are now transcribing and will begin analyzing as we transition to the next phase of the project in Year 2.
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