Characteristics of men reporting for prostate cancer screening.


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Demark-Wahnefried, W; Catoe, KE; Paskett, E; Robertson, CN; Rimer, BK

Published Date

  • September 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 269 - 274

PubMed ID

  • 8379027

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8379027

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-4295

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0090-4295(93)90615-h


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States