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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157854
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring Prostate Cancer Among Gay Men
Abstract:
Exploring Prostate Cancer Among Gay Men
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Orsi, Allen, PhD, RN, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:University of San Diego
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Hahn School of Nsg & Hlth Science, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA, 92110, USA
Contact Telephone:619-260-4688
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, excluding skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men in the United States. Men have a one in six chance of developing prostate cancer within their lifetime. Mortality rates have declined since the early 1990's, thus increasing the number of survivors from prostate cancer. Using conservative estimates of 2-3% of the total population identifying as gay men, and the current prevalence of prostate cancer, at least 5,000 gay men are diagnosed each year and approximately 50,000 or more are survivors of prostate cancer. Despite these rates, there are no studies describing the experience of gay men undergoing or surviving prostate cancer treatment. Due to major differences between heterosexual and gay men in terms of sexuality, social relationships, and their relationship to the health care community, gay men are likely to be affected differently by prostate cancer. This study identifies key concepts associated with undergoing and surviving prostate cancer treatment among gay men and explores how their experiences are different from heterosexual men.
This poster presents the data from 20 interviews conducted with gay men who have had treatment for prostate cancer. The men responded to three broad questions to elicit discussion regarding their health concerns and use of health services. Data were audio tape recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data analysis includes reading the data line by line, writing memos, and conducting team meetings to discuss findings. Dimensional analysis is guiding the examination of data along with the constant comparative method. Based on the findings of this project, the team will plan a second phase to design and implement a nursing intervention to improve health outcomes among gay men during and after prostate cancer treatment.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploring Prostate Cancer Among Gay Menen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157854-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exploring Prostate Cancer Among Gay Men</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Orsi, Allen, PhD, RN, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of San Diego</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Hahn School of Nsg &amp; Hlth Science, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA, 92110, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">619-260-4688</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aorsi@sandiego.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, excluding skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men in the United States. Men have a one in six chance of developing prostate cancer within their lifetime. Mortality rates have declined since the early 1990's, thus increasing the number of survivors from prostate cancer. Using conservative estimates of 2-3% of the total population identifying as gay men, and the current prevalence of prostate cancer, at least 5,000 gay men are diagnosed each year and approximately 50,000 or more are survivors of prostate cancer. Despite these rates, there are no studies describing the experience of gay men undergoing or surviving prostate cancer treatment. Due to major differences between heterosexual and gay men in terms of sexuality, social relationships, and their relationship to the health care community, gay men are likely to be affected differently by prostate cancer. This study identifies key concepts associated with undergoing and surviving prostate cancer treatment among gay men and explores how their experiences are different from heterosexual men. <br/>This poster presents the data from 20 interviews conducted with gay men who have had treatment for prostate cancer. The men responded to three broad questions to elicit discussion regarding their health concerns and use of health services. Data were audio tape recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data analysis includes reading the data line by line, writing memos, and conducting team meetings to discuss findings. Dimensional analysis is guiding the examination of data along with the constant comparative method. Based on the findings of this project, the team will plan a second phase to design and implement a nursing intervention to improve health outcomes among gay men during and after prostate cancer treatment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:16:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:16:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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