211755 Educating Mississippians in the Delta about Prostate Cancer: A Cross-sectional study of Brochure and Factsheet

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tontel Obene, DrPH (c) , School of Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Bistatistics, Jackson State University, Ridgeland, MS
Background: Although prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, little is known about the level of awareness among men and women or how this affects their attitude towards screening.

Objective: To evaluate whether educational materials affected men and women's knowledge about prostate cancer.

Participants: Eighty (80) men and women between the ages of 35 and 70 years who responded to a self administered survey.

Intervention: Educational brochure and factsheet.

Outcome Measures: Mean difference between pre-test and post-test score.

Results: The mean average of the post-test score increased significantly as measured by correct responses to the ten questions about prostate cancer (74% vs. 90%; P = 0.000). The brochure and factsheet helped to increase the knowledge of prostate cancer among Mississippians in the Delta region.

Conclusions: Educational brochure and factsheet enhanced prostate cancer knowledge; it was a low-cost and easily implemented intervention.

Learning Objectives:
Identify educational intervention used for research project. List two outcomes of research project's intervention. Outline three benefits of research project's intervention.

Keywords: Cancer, Health Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Doctorate of Public Health Candidate [DrPH(c)]
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.