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J Cancer Educ. 2009;24(3):204-9. doi: 10.1080/08858190902876536.

Prostate cancer communication strategies recommended by older African-American men in South Carolina: a qualitative analysis.

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  • 1Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA. dfriedma@mailbox.sc.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Mortality from prostate cancer (PrCA) in African-American (AA) men is significantly higher than in European-American (EA) men.

METHODS:

Purposive sampling identified 25 AA men >or=45 years for interviews/focus groups. Participants were asked about cancer information-seeking behaviors, capacity to use information, and recommendations for messages and message delivery. Transcripts were analyzed for themes about PrCA communication.

RESULTS:

Barriers to information seeking were fear, poor resources, and limited family communication. Participants requested messages stressing men's "ownership" of PrCA delivered "word-of-mouth" by clergymen, AA women, and AA PrCA survivors.

CONCLUSIONS:

Direct and timely messages about PrCA should be developed for AA men.

PMID:
19526408
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