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The Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer in Western Jamaica: Risk Factors, Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.183
Pages: 
60–66
Synopsis: 
This was a retrospective study with quantitative and qualitative components evaluating risk factors for prostate cancer and health-seeking behaviour of men in western Jamaica. Two hundred and four men were interviewed and twenty men took part in two focus groups.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To investigate the epidemiology of prostate cancer (PCa) in western Jamaica and describe the health-seeking behaviour of at-risk men.

Revised: 
08 Oct, 2014
Accepted: 
29 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 08 May, 2015

Health Status and Health-seeking Behaviour of Jamaican Men Fifty-five years and Over

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Pages: 
322–9
Synopsis: 
This study describes the health status and healthseeking behaviour of men fifty-five years and older in Jamaica based on a quantitative survey of 2000 men. There are implications for health policy and programming given rapid population ageing in the Caribbean.

ABSTRACT

Objective: The Caribbean including Jamaica is undergoing rapid population ageing with implications for health service planning and delivery. Such planning should take into account gender differentials. This study describes and analyses the health status and health-seeking behaviour of men 55 years and over in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014
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