Title

Fear and susceptibility to prostate cancer as predictors of prostate cancer screening among Haitian-American men

ISBN or ISSN

1053-816X

Volume

30

Issue

3

Publication Date / Copyright Date

May 2010

First Page

179

Last Page

188

Peer Reviewed

1

Abstract

Survey data were collected from 143 consenting Haitian-American men to (1) examine if perceived susceptibility to prostate cancer was congruent with the objectively measured disease risk, (2) test the relationship of perceived susceptibility and fear, and (3) examine these constructs for their predictive relationships to screening behavior. Perceived susceptibility was highly correlated (p < 0.05) to fear and screening behavior. Perception of risk was much lower than actual risk. Fear was not predictive of either ever having been screened (p = 0.81) or planning to be screened (p = 0.85).

Disciplines

Nursing

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