This study was conducted to find discover what type of perceptions, knowledge and beliefs existed in Hispanic males regarding the digital rectal exam (DRE) in a clinic in Huntington Park, California; this area is predominantly Hispanic. The DRE is an important screening tool used in screening for prostate and colon cancers. Some studies have been conducted pertaining to this issue but many are outdated and quantities of newer studies are limited. The study seeks to determine if variables such as education, perceived barriers, knowledge and culture play a role in influencing me to either have a DRE or not.
A convenience sample of 15 Hispanic men ages 45 and over participated in the study using the Men's Health Questionnaire: DRE and Prostate Cancer Knowledge and Perceptions; a tool developed for this study. This arena must be researched since Hispanic men have the highest number of late stage prostate cancer diagnoses when compared to non-Hispanic Whites and other ethnic groups. By conducting research the health care community will understand possible barriers for Hispanic men in undergoing a DRE, leading to a decrease in late stage diagnosis of prostate cancer.
|Commitee:||Esguerra, Jethro, Kumrow, David E., Singh-Carlson, Savitri|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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