Objective: To evaluate the impact of a theory-based health education intervention on awareness of prostate cancer and intention to screen among men in Western Jamaica. Methods: One hundred and eighty-eight men attending outpatient clinics in a hospital in Western Jamaica completed an interviewer-administered pretest survey. Following the pretest, participants received a health education intervention related to prostate cancer and an immediate post-test survey. Results: There were statistically significant increases in the percentage of correct responses between the pre and post-test (p<0.05). The greatest improvement was among items measuring knowledge of prostate cancer screening tests. Participant's moved across the Stages of Change theoretical constructs indicating intention to screen. Conclusion: The sample was receptive to information about prostate cancer and the use of a theory-based educational intervention positively influenced knowledge of prostate cancer risk factors, symptoms, and types of screenings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||West Indian Medical Journal|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2012|
- Cancer screening
- Health education
- Prostate cancer
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