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What makes men attend early detection cancer screenings? An investigation into the roles of cues to action

Matterne, Uwe ; Sieverding, Monika

In: International journal of men's health, 7 (2008), Nr. 1. pp. 3-20. ISSN 1532-6306

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The purpose of the present research was to examine which cues to action prompt men to undergo cancer screenings. The first study sought to identify the cues to action relevant to cancer screening (CS) by conducting structured interviews with 71 men aged 45 to 70 years. The second study investigated the relationships between the elicited cues to action and past CS experience in another sample of men (N = 144). Multivariate analyses of variance found significant differences in mean recall of seven out of ten cues by CS participation status. Recall was higher for participants than non-participants. For most cues the largest difference was found between non- and annual participants. Physician’s recommendation was most strongly associated with participation status, followed by the recommendation by family members. Information from health insurance providers was recalled more often by regular cancer screening participants. Mean recall of media cues was high across all groups and no significant differences were observed, pointing to a possible saturation effect of information from the media.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International journal of men's health
Volume: 7
Number: 1
Publisher: Men's Studies Press
Place of Publication: Harriman, Tenn.
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 13:10
Date: 2008
ISSN: 1532-6306
Page Range: pp. 3-20
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies > Institute of Psychology
Subjects: 150 Psychology
610 Medical sciences Medicine
Controlled Keywords: Prostatakrebs, Krebsvorsorgeuntersuchung, Früherkennung / Medizin, Prävention
Uncontrolled Keywords: men, prostate cancer, cues to action, cancer screening, early detection, preventive behavior
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