Designing a Social Marketing Plan to Promote Hispanic Participation at Prostate Cancer Screenings

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Prostate cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States. Because early prostate cancer is frequently without symptoms and data on how to prevent prostate cancer is lacking, early detection has the greatest potential for decreasing mortality. Studies have shown Hispanics/Latinos to be less likely than whites or African-Americans to utilize prostate cancer screening exams. The purpose of this descriptive study was to design a social marketing plan which could be used as a model to promote Hispanic/Latino participation at prostate cancer screenings. Information obtained through medical and ... continued below

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Zimmerman, Suzanne M. (Suzanne Marie) December 1995.

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Prostate cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States. Because early prostate cancer is frequently without symptoms and data on how to prevent prostate cancer is lacking, early detection has the greatest potential for decreasing mortality. Studies have shown Hispanics/Latinos to be less likely than whites or African-Americans to utilize prostate cancer screening exams. The purpose of this descriptive study was to design a social
marketing plan which could be used as a model to promote Hispanic/Latino participation at prostate cancer screenings. Information obtained through medical and marketing literature review, the author's experiences serving on the promotion committee of a community-sponsored prostate cancer screening project, and interviews with 51 Hispanic/Latino prostate cancer screening participants is described and incorporated into a guide with recommendations for future program planners.

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Zimmerman, Suzanne M. (Suzanne Marie). Designing a Social Marketing Plan to Promote Hispanic Participation at Prostate Cancer Screenings, thesis, December 1995; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278955/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .