Characteristics of men reporting for prostate cancer screening.
A survey to determine demographics, prostate cancer screening practices, and prostate cancer-related knowledge and beliefs was administered to over 1,700 participants at five sites during Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (1991) screening events. Findings are presented by site since significant differences in demographics existed. Results suggest that screenings conducted at the major medical centers attract primarily white males, a number of whom already practice adequate secondary prevention. Thus, if optimal benefit is sought through mass prostate cancer screening, innovative strategies to reach populations that are currently underserved and at risk are necessary.
Demark-Wahnefried, W; Catoe, KE; Paskett, E; Robertson, CN; Rimer, BK
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