Low self-efficacy is associated with decreased emergency department use in underserved men with prostate cancer.

@article{Baskin2016LowSI,
  title={Low self-efficacy is associated with decreased emergency department use in underserved men with prostate cancer.},
  author={Avi S Baskin and Lorna Kwan and S. E. Connor and Sally L. Maliski and Mark S. Litwin},
  journal={Urologic oncology},
  year={2016},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={3.e15-21}
}
BACKGROUND Self-efficacy has been strongly associated with health behavior and health maintenance. We examined the relationship between patient-provider self-efficacy and emergency department usage in low-income, underinsured, or uninsured patients with prostate cancer. METHODS We prospectively analyzed quality of life, behavior, and self-efficacy data from men enrolled in a state-funded program providing free prostate cancer care. We summarized patient characteristics stratified by self… CONTINUE READING