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Marashi T, Razaghi M, Khodakarim S, Balvayeh M. Surveying the Awareness of Male Hospital Staffs about Prostate Cancer Screening in Selected Hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2017. Paramedical Sciences and Military Health. 2018; 12 (4) :54-61
URL: http://jps.ajaums.ac.ir/article-1-117-en.html
1- Faculty of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Kidney and Urinary Tract Diseases, Shohaday-e-Tajrish Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Faculty of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , balvayehmehdi@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Prostate cancer is the most common malignant cancer among men and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in men after lung cancer. In describing the epidemiology of prostate cancer, this is a preventable condition. Some previous studies indicated that there is a significant relationship between the level of awareness about prostate cancer screening and its implementation. Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the awareness of male hospital staffs about prostate cancer screening in selected hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2017.
Methods and Materials: The current research is a cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study. A research made questionnaire was used an instrument of this study. This questionnaire contained questions about demographic variables and prostate cancer awareness.100 people were selected by random sampling method.
Results: The mean age of the respondents was 53 years with a standard deviation of 14.9 years. 10 patients of (10%) respondents mentioned the family history of prostate cancer. The average score of their awareness was 34.33 from the maximum score of 21. There was no statistically significant relationship between the level of respondents awareness with age, family members, supplementary status of insurance and family history of cancer. While, there was statistically significant relationship between their awareness with higher education, income, and insurance status.
Discussion and Conclusion: This study revealed that the planning and implementing of the educational interventions is necessary for preventing of the prostate cancer. Therefore, it is recommended to train courses for those who are at risk of this disease.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: full articles
Received: 2017/11/20 | Accepted: 2018/01/7 | Published: 2018/05/7

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