Prostate Cancer Testing Research Proposal by Neatwriter

Prostate Cancer Testing
This paper is a research proposal to analyze the current compliance rates of African-American men for prostate cancer testing in Los Angeles County.
# 62129 | 5,625 words | 33 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This paper explains that, although African-American men are considerably more likely than white men to die of prostate cancer, they are reluctant to seek prostate cancer testing because they (1) perceive negative ethnic and cultural messages about masculinity, (2) have a high degree of discomfort with their emotions and (3) believe that submitting to health-sustaining annual prostate exams or performing testicular self-exams as unnecessary, humiliating and 'unmanly' activities. The author points out that, in spite of the prevalence of prostate cancer in African-American communities and the importance of the churches in helping to communicate important public healthcare messages, some ministers are reluctant to sponsor cancer screening programs in the church because of their perception that these issues are too sensitive in nature to be broached. The paper states that this study will use an action research methodology, a type of applied research in which the purpose is to facilitate social change or a political-social goal and will follow the six steps described by W. L. Neuman.

Table of Contents
Specific Aims
Background and Significance
Research Design and Methods
Limitations and Delimitations
Data Collection Methodology
Population to be Studied

From the Paper:

"Unfortunately, despite a growing recognition that health education programs need to become more "culturally sensitive" to be effective, many initiatives have failed to incorporate this important component into their delivery regimen. Bachino and her colleagues define "cultural sensitivity" as the "extent to which ethnic/cultural characteristics, experiences, norms, values ... are incorporated in the design of targeted health promotion materials." Beyond the need to develop effective patient education promotional materials that effectively communicate their message to the targeted population, health care professionals also have a fundamental ethical obligation to ensure that as many patients as possible are provided with information that will allow them to make informed decisions that are consistent with an individual's culture."

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APA Format

Prostate Cancer Testing (2005, November 08) Retrieved June 06, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Prostate Cancer Testing" 08 November 2005. Web. 06 June. 2023. <>