Prostate cancer and psychosocial concerns in African American men: literature synthesis and recommendations.

University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Health & social work (Impact Factor: 0.94). 12/2003; 28(4):302-11. DOI: 10.1093/hsw/28.4.302
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ABSTRACT African American men have the highest prostate cancer rates in the world, and more die from the disease than men from other racial or ethnic groups. Because the social work literature has little information on prostate cancer in African American men, the authors have synthesized the literature on prostate cancer and psychosocial concerns in African American men. They used the Health Belief Model as a framework to help explain, understand, and predict African American men's preventive health-related behaviors. The authors make recommendations for social work practice and research.

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