Prostate cancer cognitive-behavioral factors in a West African population

Folakemi T. Odedina, Daohai Yu, Titilola O. Akinremi, R. Renee Reams, Matthew L. Freedman, Nagi Kumar

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Background: Similar to African American men, several published studies indicate high incidence of prostate cancer among Nigerian men. However, there is no published study on personal factors that influence prostate cancer detection in this population. We explored prostate cognitive-behavioral factors among indigenous Nigerian men and Nigerian immigrants residing in the US. Methods: A cross-sectional survey methodology was employed to collect data from Nigerian men residing in Abeokuta (Nigeria) and Houston (US). Study participants were men between 35 and 79 years. Results: The demographic characteristics of both study groups were similar. Based on two-sample comparison results, indigenous Nigerian men demonstrated significant differences from US Nigerian men on several prostate cancer personal cognitive-behavioral factors, including perceived susceptibility to prostate cancer, attitude towards prostate cancer screening and prostate cancer knowledge. Conclusion: Emigration of Nigerian men from Nigeria to the US has a significant impact on prostate cancer knowledge and beliefs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-267
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009


  • Nigerian men
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer knowledge
  • West African men

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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