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Gender differences in cancer screening beliefs, behaviors, and willingness to participate: implications for health promotion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22071507     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Men have higher cancer mortality rates for all sites combined compared with women. Cancer screening (CS) participation is important for the early detection of cancer. This study explores gender differences in CS beliefs, behaviors, and willingness to participate. The data were collected from a stratified, random-digit dial survey of adults living in New York, Maryland, and Puerto Rico. Chi-square tests and logistic regressions were computed to analyze gender associations among CS beliefs, behaviors, and willingness variables. Men and women believed that CSs were effective, though a higher percentage of men had never had a past CS. Men were less willing to participate in a CS at the present time and in a skin cancer exam; however, when given descriptions of screening conditions, men indicated more willingness to participate. These gender differences highlight the need for health professionals to examine their efforts in providing enhanced CS promotion and education among men.
Jenna L Davis; Kyrel L Buchanan; Ralph V Katz; B Lee Green
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of men's health     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1557-9891     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Mens Health     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-12     Completed Date:  2012-07-23     Revised Date:  2013-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101287723     Medline TA:  Am J Mens Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Data Collection
Early Detection of Cancer*
Health Behavior*
Middle Aged
New York
Puerto Rico
Sex Factors*
Young Adult
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