Public awareness of testis cancer and the prevalence of testicular self-examination-changing patterns over 20 years.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207868
Title:
Public awareness of testis cancer and the prevalence of testicular self-examination-changing patterns over 20 years.
Authors:
Casey, Rowan G; Grainger, Ronald; Butler, Michael R; McDermott, Thomas E; Thornhill, John A
Affiliation:
Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin, Incorporating the National Children's, Hospital, (AMNCH), Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Urology. 2010 Oct;76(4):915-8. Epub 2010 May 14.
Journal:
Urology
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207868
DOI:
10.1016/j.urology.2010.03.022
PubMed ID:
20471670
Abstract:
OBJECTIVES: Delay in treatment of testis cancer (TC) has a proven negative impact on disease stage, treatment outcome, and mortality. Poor public awareness of the disease and lack of testis self-examination (TSE) may account for late presentation. The aim of this study was to examine the knowledge of TC and performance of TSE in a group of men over 2 time periods 20 years apart. METHODS: In the current study, 677 men from a banking institution were surveyed on their knowledge of TC and their performance of TSE. Comparisons were made from the current data and those from the original study in 1986. RESULTS: This study demonstrates an increase in public awareness and modest concomitant increase in TSE since first studied in this country in 1986. There was no difference in knowledge across age groups in this study. Furthermore, men who demonstrate a superior degree of knowledge were more likely to perform TSE. Limitations included possible selection bias in the 2 studies conducted in a banking institution. CONCLUSIONS: Increased testicular cancer knowledge combined with TSE may have a role in improving detection of significant testicular pathology.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; *Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Pilot Projects; Questionnaires; Self-Examination/*trends/utilization; Testicular Neoplasms/diagnosis/etiology/*psychology; *Testis; Young Adult
ISSN:
1527-9995 (Electronic); 0090-4295 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Rowan Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGrainger, Ronalden_GB
dc.contributor.authorButler, Michael Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, Thomas Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorThornhill, John Aen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:48:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:48:40Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:48:40Z-
dc.identifier.citationUrology. 2010 Oct;76(4):915-8. Epub 2010 May 14.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1527-9995 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0090-4295 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid20471670en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.urology.2010.03.022en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207868-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: Delay in treatment of testis cancer (TC) has a proven negative impact on disease stage, treatment outcome, and mortality. Poor public awareness of the disease and lack of testis self-examination (TSE) may account for late presentation. The aim of this study was to examine the knowledge of TC and performance of TSE in a group of men over 2 time periods 20 years apart. METHODS: In the current study, 677 men from a banking institution were surveyed on their knowledge of TC and their performance of TSE. Comparisons were made from the current data and those from the original study in 1986. RESULTS: This study demonstrates an increase in public awareness and modest concomitant increase in TSE since first studied in this country in 1986. There was no difference in knowledge across age groups in this study. Furthermore, men who demonstrate a superior degree of knowledge were more likely to perform TSE. Limitations included possible selection bias in the 2 studies conducted in a banking institution. CONCLUSIONS: Increased testicular cancer knowledge combined with TSE may have a role in improving detection of significant testicular pathology.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practiceen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshPilot Projectsen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subject.meshSelf-Examination/*trends/utilizationen_GB
dc.subject.meshTesticular Neoplasms/diagnosis/etiology/*psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Testisen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titlePublic awareness of testis cancer and the prevalence of testicular self-examination-changing patterns over 20 years.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAdelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin, Incorporating the National Children's, Hospital, (AMNCH), Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalUrologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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