Prostate cancer screening in men with a family history of prostate cancer: The role of partners in influencing men's screening uptake Meiser, Bettina en_US Gowan, R en_US Costello, A en_US Giles, G en_US Lindeman, G en_US Gaff, C en_US 2021-11-25T13:01:22Z 2021-11-25T13:01:22Z 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective: To assess the role of the partners, and other sociodemographic and psychological factors, in influencing prostate cancer screening uptake amongst men with a family history of prostate cancer. Methods: Cross-sectional study of 280 unaffected men with a family history of prostate cancer along with 174 of their partners, using mailed, self-administered questionnaires. Results: The majority of respondents reported having had at least one Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test (78.9%) and/or one digital rectal examination (DRE) (78.0%). Ever having had a PSA test was associated with number of first- and second-degree relatives with prostate cancer (OR = 1.79; 95% CI, 1.03 to 3.12; p = 0.040) and relationship status. Compared to men who were single, those with partners with high involvement in men’s screening had a significantly higher uptake of PSA screening (OR = 3.41; 95% CI, 1.12 to 10.4; p = 0.031). Ever having had a DRE was significantly and positively associated with age (OR = 1.09; 95% CI, 1.05 to 1.13; p < 0.001) and perceived prostate cancer risk (OR = 1.03; 95% CI, 1.01 to 1.04; p<0.001) as well as having sons (OR = 2.06; 95% CI, 1.06 to 3.97; p=0.032). Conclusions: Psychological factors are the most important influence on men’s uptake of DRE, while external factors, including partner’s involvement, influence PSA uptake. If prostate cancer screening is ultimately shown to be efficacious for men with a family history of prostate cancer, screening uptake will be maximized in this target group by enlisting the support of partners. en_US
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dc.language English
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dc.title Prostate cancer screening in men with a family history of prostate cancer: The role of partners in influencing men's screening uptake en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement The journal of Urology can be found at, en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Urology en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 738-742 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 70 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Meiser, Bettina, Prince of Wales Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Gowan, R en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Costello, A en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Giles, G en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Lindeman, G en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Gaff, C en_US Clinical School Prince of Wales Hospital *
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