A study of the relationship between prevention, risk and barriers related to prostate cancer among African-American men in Georgia
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Mcgriff, Ebony L
DescriptionDissertationPh.D.Social Work and Public HealthThis descriptive and explanatory research design examines the most significant barriers and risks to prostate cancer prevention among African-American men in Georgia. One hundred and seven (107) men in Georgia were conveniently selected in varying settings to participate in a seventeen-question survey based on risk and barriers to prostate cancer prevention. The participants answered yes or no questions about family history of prostate cancer, knowledge of prostate cancer prevention barriers, previous diagnosis of prostate cancer, and previous participation in prostate cancer screenings. Men rated barriers based on medical professional interaction, culturally appropriate literature, family involvement, spiritual/religious involvement, attitudes towards screenings, perceived susceptibility, and financial influences to their participation in prostate cancer prevention. This document adds to the body of literature by not only offering barriers and risk that have been stated in literature, but further rating of the importance of these barriers to African-American men and evaluation of some risk factors and comparing them to the male’s participation in prevention measures. Findings of the study indicate that there is a statistically significant relationship between the participation in prostate cancer prevention and the barrier of medical professionals discussing prostate cancer prevention with participants. However, there is no statistically significant relationship between the participation in prostate cancer prevention and the other six barriers to prostate cancer prevention. Findings of the study further indicate that there is a significant relationship between the risk factors of family history of prostate cancer and age. Conversely, there is no statistically significant relationship...
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