Increasing Early Detection of Prostate Cancer in African American Men through a Culturally Targeted Print Intervention
Annual rept. 1 Mar 2005-28 Feb 2007
MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEW YORK
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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 screening 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.
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