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dc.contributor.authorKhutan, Ranjit
dc.contributor.authorEnaworu, Oghenetejiri Ubrurhe
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-02T10:27:19Z
dc.date.available2016-09-02T10:27:19Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.citationEnaworu O. U. and Khutan, R. (2016) Factors influencing Nigerian men’s decision to undergo prostate specific antigen testing. African Health Sciences, 16(2): 524-532.
dc.identifier.issn1680-6905
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMakerere University, Medical School
dc.subjectProstate Cancer
dc.subjectSpecific Antigen Testing (PSA)
dc.subjectUniversity of Benin Teaching Hospital
dc.subjectOlder Men
dc.subjectNigerian men
dc.titleFactors influencing Nigerian men’s decision to undergo prostate specific antigen testing
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalAfrican Health Sciences
dc.date.accepted2016-06-01
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW020916RK
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-09-02
dc.source.volume16
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage524
dc.source.endpage532
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-19T09:05:57Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2016-02-09T00:00:00Z


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