The use of churches as recruitment sites of African Americans into health promotion activities is a popular theme in the 1990s literature.
This research measured the impact of previous exposure to cancer on participation in an educational program and a free prostate cancer screening.
Cues to action from the Health Belief Model provided the conceptual framework.
Over 500 men attended a prostate cancer educational program at their church.
Men who participated in the educational program and completed the questionnaire were given a voucher that they could take to their doctor of choice for a free prostate cancer examination.
Having a member of the congregation who was previously diagnosed with cancer was a significant cue to attendance at the educational program (P=0.03).
Recommendations for future cancer screening in churches are given.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Prostate, Sensibilisation, Motivation, Participation, Eglise, Programme sanitaire, Diagnostic, Précoce, Dépistage, Homme, Mâle, Education santé, Ethnie, Africain, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Prostate pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Prostate, Sensitization, Motivation, Participation, Church, Sanitary program, Diagnosis, Early, Medical screening, Human, Male, Health education, Ethnic group, African, United States, North America, America, Male genital diseases, Urinary system disease, Prostate disease
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Cote : 98-0296154
Code Inist : 002B14D02. Création : 27/11/1998.