Younger British men's understandings of prostate cancer: A qualitative study.

The purpose of this study was to explore young British men's understandings of prostate health and cancer of the prostate. A total of 16 White-British men between 31-50 years of age took part in interviews face-to-face or through computer-mediated communication.

Thematic analysis broadly informed by grounded theory identified two key themes; 'limited knowledge about the prostate' and 'early detection & unpleasant procedures'. Accounts are discussed with reference to implications for improving men's understandings of prostate cancer, and likelihood of self-referral for prostate screening where necessary.

Journal of health psychology. 2015 Nov 04 [Epub ahead of print]

Sarah Grogan, Victoria L Parlane, Emily Buckley

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Staffordshire University, UK. , Staffordshire University, UK.

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