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Prostate Cancer Screening Among Chinese American Men: A Structural Model

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Objective: To test the Sociocultural Health Behavior Model in relation to the health behavior of prostate cancer (PCa) screening among Chinese American men. Methods: Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation model analyses were conducted among Chinese American men. Results: The path analysis supported the components of the sociocultural model and indicated a positive and significant relationship between PCa screening and the enabling factors; between cultural factors and predisposing, enabling, and access/satisfaction with health care factors; and between enabling factors and access/satisfaction with health care. Conclusions: The model highlights the significance that sociocultural factors play in relation to PCa screening.
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Keywords: DIGITAL RECTAL EXAM; PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING; PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA) BLOOD TEST; STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODEL

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Public Health, Director of Center for Asian Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication date: 2012-07-01

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