The influence of family ties on men's prostate cancer screening, biopsy, and treatment decisions.

@article{Shaw2013TheIO,
  title={The influence of family ties on men's prostate cancer screening, biopsy, and treatment decisions.},
  author={Eric K. Shaw and John Glenn Scott and Jeanne M. Ferrante},
  journal={American journal of men's health},
  year={2013},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={461-71}
}
Extensive research has focused on understanding family dynamics of men with prostate cancer. However, little qualitative work has examined the role of family ties on men's prostate cancer decisions across the spectrum of screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Using data from a larger study, we qualitatively explored the influence of family ties on men's prostate cancer decisions. Semistructured interviews were conducted with men ages ≥50 (N = 64), and data were analyzed using a grounded theory… CONTINUE READING
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