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A Prostate Cancer Prevention Education Program to Increase Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Among African American Men

Governor H. Henderson III

Celeste M. Baldwin

Christa L. Hall

prostate cancer, Screening, healthcare disparities, cancer prevention, education
CJON 2022, 26(2), 151-154. DOI: 10.1188/22.CJON.151-154

The purpose of this study was to determine whether a nurse practitioner–guided prostate cancer education program was beneficial in decreasing gaps in knowledge and self-efficacy among African American men in a small, rural community in the middle of the state of Georgia.


  • African American men have higher prostate cancer diagnosis rates than men in other ethnic or racial groups.
  • The prostate cancer prevention education program increased participants’ knowledge and self-efficacy levels.
  • It is important to establish relationships and conversations between medical providers and African American male patients.
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