The influence of family history on cognitive heuristics, risk perceptions, and prostate cancer screening behavior.

@article{McDowell2013TheIO,
  title={The influence of family history on cognitive heuristics, risk perceptions, and prostate cancer screening behavior.},
  author={Michelle E McDowell and Stefano Occhipinti and Suzanne K Chambers},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={32 11},
  pages={1158-69}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine how family history of prostate cancer, risk perceptions, and heuristic decision strategies influence prostate cancer screening behavior. METHODS Men with a first-degree family history of prostate cancer (FDRs; n = 207) and men without a family history (PM; n = 239) completed a Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) examining prostate cancer risk perceptions, PSA testing behaviors, perceptions of similarity to the typical man who gets prostate cancer… CONTINUE READING

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