Newswire (Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Received: Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:56:19 AM CST)

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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Oncology - Prostate Cancer. According to news reporting originating in Austin, Texas, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge of prostate cancer and screening and its associated factors in young Black men aged 18 to 40 years. This was a cross-sectional study conducted in a convenience sample of 267 young Black men in Austin, Texas."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Texas, "Knowledge about prostate cancer and screening was operationalized through 14 items, including 12 items from the Knowledge about Prostate Cancer Screening Questionnaire (PC knowledge), and two items assessing dietary knowledge and prostate cancer screening controversy. PC knowledge scores were regressed on age, cues to action, health screening experience, and demographic/personal factors. Most participants were African American men of American origin (65.3%) and were college freshmen (18.9%). PC knowledge scores were low, with mean correct responses of 28.5%, mean knowledge score of 5.25 ? 3.81 (possible score range of 0 to 14, with higher scores indicating higher PC knowledge) and a median score of 5.00. On average, 47% of the respondents replied 'Don't Know' to the questions. Overall, PC knowledge scores were low among these young Black men, especially in domains related to risk factors, screening age guidelines, limitations, and diet. It is thus important that these men be educated more on these important domains of prostate cancer and screening so that the decision to screen or not will be an informed one."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Health screening experience, residence area, major field of study, and academic classification were significant predictors of knowledge."

For more information on this research see: Knowledge of Prostate Cancer and Screening Among Young Multiethnic Black Men. American Journal of Men's Health, 2017;():1557988316689497. American Journal of Men's Health can be contacted at: SAGE Publications, USA , 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA. (Sage Publications - www.sagepub.com/; American Journal of Men's Health - jmh.sagepub.com)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.E. Ogunsanya, 1 The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States. Additional authors for this research include C.M. Brown, F.T. Odedina, J.C. Barner, T.B. Adedipe and B. Corbell (see also Oncology - Prostate Cancer).

The publisher of the American Journal of Men's Health can be contacted at: SAGE Publications, USA , 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA.

Keywords for this news article include: Texas, Austin, Oncology, Epidemiology, United States, Prostate Cancer, Prostatic Neoplasms, Risk and Prevention, North and Central America, Diagnostics and Screening.

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