Background. African American (AA) men continue to have a greater than twofold risk of dying from prostate cancer compared to Whites. Methods. This community-based intervention study employed a quasi-experimental, delayed-control (cross-over) design with randomization at the church-level (N = 345 AA men). Results. Logistic regression analyses revealed that the level of knowledge (b =.61, P < .05, Exp (B) = 1.84), the perception of risk (b = 2.99, P < .01, Exp (B) = 19.95), and having insurance (b = 3.20, P < .01, Exp (B) = 24.65) significantly increased the odds of participants who needed screening getting screened during study. Discussion. This study demonstrated the need for education, community involvement, and increased access to encourage minority men to obtain needed health screenings.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Cancer Education|
|State||Published - Oct 2009|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Supported by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Grant No. 20-P-91879/4-02 to Tennessee State University, Baqar A. Husaini, Principal Investigator.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health