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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: Prostate cancer: Exploring the reasons for timing of presentation and diagnosis. Final Report
Author(s): Place, Morag Anne
Kelly, Daniel
Hubbard, Gill
Boyd, Kenny
Winslow, Fiona
Leung, Hing
Howie, Catherine
Forbat, Liz
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Citation: Place MA, Kelly D, Hubbard G, Boyd K, Winslow F, Leung H, Howie C & Forbat L (2011) Prostate cancer: Exploring the reasons for timing of presentation and diagnosis. Final Report. The Prostate Cancer Charity, Stirling. Cancer Care Research Centre (CCRC) / University of Stirling.
Keywords: prostate cancer
Patient experiences
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: Cancer Care Research Centre (CCRC) / University of Stirling
Abstract: Executive Summary Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in men, and the third highest cancer mortality in men. The observed increase in incidence alongside the reduction in men presenting with advanced disease is likely to be due in part to improved early detection rates associated with the introduction of the PSA test. This study was undertaken to determine the pattern of timing of presentation with a diagnosis of prostate cancer in Glasgow. A postal survey was distributed to all men in Greater Glasgow who were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008/9 (N=458). The survey was returned by 320 men; a response rate of 70%. A stratified sub-sample of survey respondents were interviewed (N=30); when possible, men’s partners were included in these interviews. Quantitative data were analysed with descriptive and inferential statistics (chi-square and Spearman’s). Qualitative data were analysed thematically, informed by psychosocial theories of delay.
Type: Research Report
Rights: © CCRC / University of Stirling.; This publication is copyright CCRC and may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium. Any material used must be fully acknowledged, and the title of the publication, authors and date of publication specified.
Affiliation: Cancer Care Research Centre
Middlesex University
HS Research - Highland
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Gartnavel General Hospital
Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
Mathematics - CSM Dept
HS Research - Stirling

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