Promoting testicular cancer awareness and screening: a systematic review of interventions

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dc.contributor.author Saab, Mohamad M.
dc.contributor.author Landers, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Hegarty, Josephine
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-24T15:37:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-24T15:37:51Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-01
dc.identifier.citation Saab, M. M., Landers, M. and Hegarty, J. (2016) 'Promoting Testicular Cancer Awareness and Screening: A Systematic Review of Interventions', Cancer Nursing, 39(6), pp. 473-487. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000333 en
dc.identifier.volume 39 en
dc.identifier.issued 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 473 en
dc.identifier.endpage 487 en
dc.identifier.issn 0162-220X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7045
dc.identifier.doi 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000333
dc.description.abstract Background: Testicular cancer (TC) is a relatively curable malignancy that predominantly affects young males. Key decision makers discourage TC screening because of lack of evidence about the benefits of this practice, whereas others argue that men must be aware of normal versus abnormal testicular findings. Despite the debate on TC surveillance, a number of research efforts are still being made to increase men’s awareness of TC and its screening. Objective: The aim of this study was to systematically review studies that were conducted to enhance men’s knowledge and awareness regarding TC and its screening and increase their TC screening intentions and practices. Methods: Studies published in English between 2004 and 2014 were reviewed using 3 e-databases, and interventions that were in line with the review aims were selected. Results: A total of 3076 records were screened for eligibility, and 11 studies met the inclusion criteria. The majority of the reviewed interventions successfully enhanced men’s awareness of TC and its screening and increased their intentions to perform testicular self-examination. Examples include videos about TC, shower gel sachets, stickers, and posters, a television show, a university campaign, and high self-efficacy messages about TC screening. Men at risk of health disparities were underrepresented in the reviewed literature. Conclusions: A number of interesting channels through which men can learn about TC were identified. Examples include social media and mass media. Implications for Practice: Given the controversy that surrounds TC screening, nurses can play a key role in increasing men’s awareness of TC rather than advising periodical TC self-examination. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.lww.com/cancernursingonline/Fulltext/2016/11000/Promoting_Testicular_Cancer_Awareness_and.7.aspx
dc.rights © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. This is the accepted peer reviewed manuscript of an article published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins in Cancer Nursing. The final published version is available at https://journals.lww.com/cancernursingonline/Fulltext/2016/11000/Promoting_Testicular_Cancer_Awareness_and.7.aspx en
dc.subject Awareness en
dc.subject Intentions en
dc.subject Interventions en
dc.subject Knowledge en
dc.subject Screening en
dc.subject Self-examination en
dc.subject Systematic review en
dc.subject Testicular cancer en
dc.subject Public awareness en
dc.subject Breast cancer en
dc.subject Health promotion en
dc.subject Information en
dc.subject Knowledge en
dc.subject Women en
dc.subject Model en
dc.subject Men en
dc.subject Fertility en
dc.title Promoting testicular cancer awareness and screening: a systematic review of interventions en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mohamad Saab, Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: mohamadsaab@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-10-24T11:15:34Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.internal.wokid WOS:000387114100013
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Cancer nursing en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress mohamadsaab@ucc.ie en


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