One-hundred-and-one Australian university students aged 18-25 years, with a mean age of 22.9 years (SD=1.62) completed a survey assessing testicular self-examination, and knowledge of testicular cancer.
A statistically significant difference was found in knowledge scores between performers and non-performers.
The factors influencing performance of testicular self-examination were examined using Schwarzer's (1992) Health Action Process Approach as the theoretical framework.
Results showed that the majority of men were uninformed or misinformed about testicular cancer and testicular self-examination.
Eighty-three per cent of respondents did not perform testicular self-examination once per month as recommended.
Intention, outcome expectancies and self-efficacy were the best predictors of testicular self-examination performance.
Findings provided some support for the Health Action Process Approach.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Testicule, Autoévaluation, Efficacité personnelle, Prise conscience, Attitude, Information public, Prévention, Australie, Océanie, Enquête, Adulte jeune, Homme, Mâle, Appareil génital mâle pathologie, Testicule pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Testicle, Self evaluation, Self efficacy, Awareness, Attitude, Public information, Prevention, Australia, Oceania, Survey, Young adult, Human, Male, Male genital diseases, Testicular diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0375048
Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 22/03/2000.