Informed decision making in a new age: Technology use in informing older southern African-American men about prostate cancer screening
RESULTS: Participants were knowledgeable about PrCa. However, few engaged in IDM with their doctor about screening and almost none were informed about the risks and uncertainties. Most participants reported using ICTs on a daily basis for various purposes including health information seeking.
CONCLUSIONS: Because older AA men frequently use ICTs, researchers should consider IDM interventions that incorporate ICT. These interventions should provide information that will increase knowledge about PrCa screening and stress the importance of participating in IDM with their providers.
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Identify how informed older African-American men are learning about prostate cancer screening. Explain how interactive communication technology promoting informed decision making may serve as a channel for providing information about prostate cancer screening to older, high-risk men.
Keyword(s): Aging, Technology
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present the submitted abstract because I have served as a prostate cancer researcher and health communications specialist for more than three years. I am a project coordinator for a federally funded prostate cancer pilot education project and I also serve on multiple prostate cancer and communications related workgroups including the Science and Health Communication Research Group at the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Cancer Allianceâs Prostate Cancer Workgroup.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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