PMID- 29078768
OWN - NLM
STAT- MEDLINE
DCOM- 20180618
LR  - 20180618
IS  - 1471-2407 (Electronic)
IS  - 1471-2407 (Linking)
VI  - 17
IP  - 1
DP  - 2017 Oct 27
TI  - Men's perceptions of prostate cancer diagnosis and care: insights from
      qualitative interviews in Victoria, Australia.
PG  - 704
LID - 10.1186/s12885-017-3699-1 [doi]
AB  - BACKGROUND: The Victorian Prostate Cancer Registry (Australia) revealed poorer
      rates of survival for men diagnosed with prostate cancer in one Victorian
      regional area than for men in metropolitan Melbourne. We sought to explore the
      perceptions and experiences of prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care of 
      men diagnosed with prostate cancer who lived in regional or metropolitan areas
      and of men who had not been so diagnosed. Our goal was to contribute to the
      evidence from which can be built continuing improvements in prostate health care.
      METHODS: Using the qualitative method of in-depth interviews to gain access to
      explanation and meaning, we interviewed 21 men: 10 recruited through the Prostate
      Cancer Outcome Registry-Victoria and 11 from the community. Transcripts were
      analysed thematically. RESULTS: We identified four main themes within which men
      discussed prostate cancer: Case-finding, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care, and
      Spreading the Word. Contrasts revealed between regional and metropolitan areas
      related mostly to the more limited supportive care in regional areas.
      CONCLUSIONS: It is evident from the perspectives of these men that every aspect
      of prostate cancer care would benefit from attention: publicising the need to
      check prostate health, treatment, and supporting men in the years after
      treatment. Continuing to work on systemic improvements is an important goal for
      all those committed to men's health.
FAU - Kirkman, Maggie
AU  - Kirkman M
AUID- ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0976-0260
AD  - Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine,
      Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, 553 St Kilda 
      Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia. maggie.kirkman@monash.edu.
FAU - Young, Kate
AU  - Young K
AD  - Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine,
      Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, 553 St Kilda 
      Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.
FAU - Evans, Susan
AU  - Evans S
AD  - Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and
      Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash
      University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
FAU - Millar, Jeremy
AU  - Millar J
AD  - Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and
      Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash
      University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
AD  - Radiation Oncology, Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
FAU - Fisher, Jane
AU  - Fisher J
AD  - Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine,
      Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, 553 St Kilda 
      Road, Melbourne, VIC, 3004, Australia.
FAU - Mazza, Danielle
AU  - Mazza D
AD  - Department of General Practice, School of Primary Health Care, Faculty of
      Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC,
      Australia.
FAU - Ruseckaite, Rasa
AU  - Ruseckaite R
AD  - Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and
      Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash
      University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
LA  - eng
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20171027
PL  - England
TA  - BMC Cancer
JT  - BMC cancer
JID - 100967800
SB  - IM
MH  - Adult
MH  - Aged
MH  - Aged, 80 and over
MH  - Delivery of Health Care/*methods
MH  - Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
MH  - Humans
MH  - Interviews as Topic/methods
MH  - Male
MH  - Men's Health/*statistics & numerical data
MH  - Middle Aged
MH  - Prostatic Neoplasms/*diagnosis/*therapy
MH  - Qualitative Research
MH  - Registries/statistics & numerical data
MH  - Victoria
PMC - PMC5659031
OTO - NOTNLM
OT  - Australia
OT  - Men's health
OT  - Prostate cancer
OT  - Qualitative research
EDAT- 2017/10/29 06:00
MHDA- 2018/06/19 06:00
CRDT- 2017/10/29 06:00
PHST- 2017/06/01 00:00 [received]
PHST- 2017/10/22 00:00 [accepted]
PHST- 2017/10/29 06:00 [entrez]
PHST- 2017/10/29 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2018/06/19 06:00 [medline]
AID - 10.1186/s12885-017-3699-1 [doi]
AID - 10.1186/s12885-017-3699-1 [pii]
PST - epublish
SO  - BMC Cancer. 2017 Oct 27;17(1):704. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3699-1.