Risk perception and concern among brothers of men with prostate carcinoma.

@article{BeebeDimmer2004RiskPA,
  title={Risk perception and concern among brothers of men with prostate carcinoma.},
  author={Jennifer L Beebe-Dimmer and David P. Wood and Stephen B. Gruber and Doug M Chilson and Kimberly A. Zuhlke and Gina B. Claeys and Kathleen A Cooney},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 7},
  pages={1537-44}
}
BACKGROUND It is important for clinicians, researchers, and others who shape public health policy to understand the demographic correlates and psychologic factors that drive health behaviors, such as screening for early detection of cancer, particularly among individuals at high risk for developing the disease. METHODS One-hundred eleven men whose brothers were diagnosed with prostate carcinoma completed a computer-assisted telephone interview aimed to assess their perception of absolute risk… CONTINUE READING

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These results highlight the need for further study of the familial dynamics and characteristics that drive health behaviors and stress importance of public health education to inform men of personal risk assessment as well as the risks and benefits of screening .
These results highlight the need for further study of the familial dynamics and characteristics that drive health behaviors and stress importance of public health education to inform men of personal risk assessment as well as the risks and benefits of screening .
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