Health literacy decision-making and prostate cancer knowledge of rural African American men in Alabama
Gwendolyn L. Hooper, PhD; JoAnn S. Oliver, PhD -- Capstone College of Nursing, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
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Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in African American men. Guidelines for prostate cancer screening now promote shared decision making. This qualitative study found evidence of provider/patient communication barriers, low literacy rates and lack of knowledge regarding prostate cancer in a rural Alabama setting.
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