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PURPOSE Due to controversy regarding prostate cancer screening, it is imperative that African American men make informed decisions. Little is known about the role of cultural factors in decision-making for prostate cancer screening among African American men. The purposes of this study were: 1) to investigate components involved with decision-making for(More)
AIMS This study examines the associations between usual cigarette brand (i.e. menthol, non-menthol) and markers for nicotine dependence and quitting behaviors. DESIGN The 2003 and 2006/07 Tobacco Use Supplements to the Current Population Surveys were pooled to conduct secondary data analysis. SETTING National data were collected using in-person and(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of partnering with barbershops to implement a community-based prostate cancer preparatory educational decision aid for African-American men. We used African-American newspapers to compile a list of barbershops in King County, Washington, that predominantly serve African-American men. Trained(More)
Prostate cancer is the most common cause of cancer in men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. African-American men bear a disproportionate burden of prostate cancer diagnosis and mortality. Current guidelines for prostate cancer screening differ among various medical organizations. Therefore, it is important that African-American men have the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a decision aid (DA) designed to promote informed decision making for prostate cancer screening. METHODS Twelve work sites were randomly assigned to an intervention or nonintervention comparison condition. Intervention sites received access to a computer-tailored DA at the workplace. Male employees age 45 years and above (n = 625)(More)
INTRODUCTION African Americans have higher colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates than whites. They are also more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage disease and less likely to survive for at least five years after diagnosis. Lack of adherence to colorectal cancer screening recommendations has previously been found to be associated with lower(More)
OBJECTIVE Focus on cancer survivorship and quality of life (QOL) is a growing priority. The aim of this study was to identify and describe the most salient psychosocial concerns related to sexual functioning among African-American (AA) prostate cancer survivors and their spouses. METHODS Twelve AA prostate cancer survivors and their spouses participated(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess hospice patients' attitudes regarding the discussion of spiritual issues with their physicians. We conducted in-depth interviews using open-ended questions on living with illness, spirituality and religion, and physician-patient relationships. The interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed for dominant(More)
BACKGROUND Decision aids are currently being developed and evaluated for use in cancer-screening decisional settings. PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to review and discuss the theoretical basis of interventions to promote informed decision making in cancer screening. METHODS We reviewed interventions cited in Briss et al. and Rimer et al. to(More)
Participation of African Americans in research trials is low. Understanding the perspectives of African American patients toward participation in clinical trials is essential to understanding the disparities in participation rates compared with whites. A qualitative study was conducted to discover attitudes of the African American community regarding(More)