Factors influencing Nigerian men’s decision to undergo prostate specific antigen testing

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/619274
Title:
Factors influencing Nigerian men’s decision to undergo prostate specific antigen testing
Authors:
Khutan, Ranjit; Enaworu, Oghenetejiri Ubrurhe
Abstract:
Background: Prostate cancer is a major cause of cancer death in Nigerian men. Attempts to reduce mortality from prostate cancer have focused mainly on early detection of the disease by the use of PSA testing. As a result of the increased incidence of prostate cancer in Nigeria despite the widespread availability of testing facilities, it became pertinent to understand the salient factors that prompt Nigerian men to go for prostate cancer testing. Objective: This study explores the factors that influence a group of Nigerian men’s decision to go for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing. Methods: Following ethical approval, semi structured interviews were conducted with a group of 10 men who had PSA test following consultation with their doctor with signs and symptoms at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital from July to August, 2010. Interview transcripts were analysed by employing steps proposed by Collaizi (1978). Results: Five themes were identified: the symptoms experienced, the influence of friends and relatives, older age associated with increased awareness, accessibility to testing services and the knowledge of the PSA test. Conclusion: The study revealed that there continues to be a considerable lack of awareness and knowledge about prostate cancer and screening.
Citation:
Volume 16, Issue 2, June 2016, Pages 524-532
Publisher:
Makerere University, Medical School
Journal:
African Health Sciences
Issue Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/619274
DOI:
10.4314/ahs.v16i2.21
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1680-6905
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorKhutan, Ranjiten
dc.contributor.authorEnaworu, Oghenetejiri Ubrurheen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-02T10:27:19Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-02T10:27:19Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-
dc.identifier.citationVolume 16, Issue 2, June 2016, Pages 524-532en
dc.identifier.issn1680-6905en
dc.identifier.doi10.4314/ahs.v16i2.21-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/619274-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Prostate cancer is a major cause of cancer death in Nigerian men. Attempts to reduce mortality from prostate cancer have focused mainly on early detection of the disease by the use of PSA testing. As a result of the increased incidence of prostate cancer in Nigeria despite the widespread availability of testing facilities, it became pertinent to understand the salient factors that prompt Nigerian men to go for prostate cancer testing. Objective: This study explores the factors that influence a group of Nigerian men’s decision to go for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing. Methods: Following ethical approval, semi structured interviews were conducted with a group of 10 men who had PSA test following consultation with their doctor with signs and symptoms at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital from July to August, 2010. Interview transcripts were analysed by employing steps proposed by Collaizi (1978). Results: Five themes were identified: the symptoms experienced, the influence of friends and relatives, older age associated with increased awareness, accessibility to testing services and the knowledge of the PSA test. Conclusion: The study revealed that there continues to be a considerable lack of awareness and knowledge about prostate cancer and screening.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMakerere University, Medical Schoolen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectProstate Canceren
dc.subjectSpecific Antigen Testing (PSA)en
dc.subjectUniversity of Benin Teaching Hospitalen
dc.subjectOlder Menen
dc.subjectNigerian menen
dc.titleFactors influencing Nigerian men’s decision to undergo prostate specific antigen testingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAfrican Health Sciencesen
dc.date.accepted2016-06-01-
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-09-02en
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