Modifiable prostate cancer risk reduction and early detection behaviors in black men

Folakemi T. Odedina, John J. Scrivens, Margareth Larose-Pierre, Frank Emanuel, Angela Denise Adams, Getachew A. Dagne, Shannon Alexis Pressey, Oladapo Odedina

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Objective: To explore the personal factors related to modifiable prostate cancer risk-reduction and detection behaviors among black men. Methods: Three thousand four hundred thirty (3430) black men were surveyed and structural equation modeling employed to test study hypotheses. Results: Modifiable prostate cancer risk-reduction behavior was found to be influenced by perceived severity, cues to action, knowledge, and behavioral control. Prostate cancer detection behavior was determined by perceived susceptibility, attitude, perceived behavioral control, knowledge, and acculturation. Conclusion: The confirmed associations underscore the importance of cognitive-behavioral factors in the promotion of CaP risk-reduction behavior as well as early detection among black men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-484
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Black men
  • Early detection
  • Prevention
  • Prostate cancer
  • Risk reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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