Fear and susceptibility to prostate cancer as predictors of prostate cancer screening among Haitian-American men
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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).
Kleier, Jo Ann, "Fear and susceptibility to prostate cancer as predictors of prostate cancer screening among Haitian-American men" (2010). Faculty Articles. 48.