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Awareness of prostrate disorder and access to counselling among male adults in Madonna University Teaching Hospital, Rivers state

 Department: Public Health  
 By: usericon Ekings  

 Project ID: 2787
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Prostate cancer screening is not a common practice in Kenya in spite of prostate cancer being the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Kenyan men .Majority of our patients therefore usually present in the hospital with the disease in the advanced stage. The research design used was the descriptive cross-sectional approach. The researcher used random sampling to select One hundred and seventy (n170) participants from the target population. The participants were 40 years and above. Data was collected using structured questionnaires, summarized using descriptive statistics and presented in tables. Statistical analyses were performed using the chi-square tests followed by Spearman’s correlation tests. Results of this study showed that approximately three-quarters, 136 (72.7%) participants had never attended medical checkup and most 113 (60.4%) patients strongly agreed that it is important to get tested to prevent disease. At least 80% of patients 154 (82.4%) said that they visited a doctor only when they are sick. Binary logistic regression analyses revealed that good knowledge of prostate cancer was associated with university[OR, 18.741 95% CI, 6.878- 51.064 P0.0001] diploma[OR, 9.332 95% CI, 3.752-23.213 P0.0001] and secondary education[OR, 4.078 95% CI, 1.650-10.075 P0.002]. The findings of this study demonstrate that health care intervention targeting information dissemination behavioral change on risk perceptions and uptake of early screening can halt the burden of prostate cancer in this population. There is need for health stakeholders to promote good knowledge on prostate cancer to increase men’s perception towards the disease and hence increase prostate cancer knowledge, screening and access to counseling services. ...
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