The overall purpose of this study was to determine whether visits to the doctor in the last 12 months, education level, and annual household income for adult males increased the awareness of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests. The effect of these factors for the knowledge of PSA exams was performed using statistical analysis. A retrospective secondary database was utilized for this study using the questionnaire in the California Health Interview Survey from 2009. Based on this survey, annual visits to the doctor, higher educational levels attained, and greater take-home pay was statistically significant and the results of the study were equivalent to those hypothesized. This also reflects the consideration of marketing PSA blood test screenings to those adult males who are poor, uneducated, and do not see the doctor on a consistent basis. Further clinical samples and trials are warranted to get a more concise understanding on the bigger picture for adult males to take on the responsibility for caring for their own health. With health care reform mandating health care coverage by all in 2014, adult males would have the opportunity to take advantage of cancer prevention strategies offered through their health plan and become more aware of PSA tests.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gender studies, Health care management, Oncology|
|Keywords:||Adult males, Awareness, Cancer, Prostate, Prostate-specific antigen, Screening|
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