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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
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.

AT A GLANCE

  • 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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