Severe lack of comprehension of common prostate health terms among low-income inner-city men.

@article{Wang2013SevereLO,
  title={Severe lack of comprehension of common prostate health terms among low-income inner-city men.},
  author={Daniel Shin-Ping Wang and Ashesh B. Jani and Caroline Gar-Ling Tai and Musu Sesay and Daniel C. Lee and Michael G Goodman and Katharina V. Echt and Kerry E Kilbridge and Viraj A. Master},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2013},
  volume={119 17},
  pages={
          3204-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer are often counseled about treatment options with the use of terms that are part of the "core vocabulary" of prostate cancer. It is hypothesized that predominantly lower literacy patients would demonstrate a severe lack of comprehension of prostate cancer terms, thus validating the findings of a previous single-institution study. METHODS A previously developed survey was used to evaluate understanding of terms related to urinary, bowel, and… CONTINUE READING
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