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A study of knowledge and behaviour of young men in rural NSW regarding testicular cancer and testicular self-examination

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Francis, K and Ross, G and White, F and Smith, L, A study of knowledge and behaviour of young men in rural NSW regarding testicular cancer and testicular self-examination, Proceedings of the 5th National Rural Health Conference, 14-17 March 1999, Adelaide, pp. 1. (1999) [Refereed Conference Paper]

Abstract

The early detection and treatment of disease is crucial to achieving better community health. Early detection relies on individuals having the knowledge, ability and motivation to regularly perform self health checks and to seek health care services when early signs and symptoms of disease are identified. Isssues affecting women’s health have been addressed with considerable success in recent times. Ford (1998) maintains, however, that men are dying from largely preventable diseases and injuries. An understanding of health knowledge and behaviour among males is essential if community health promotion activity and health education programs are to be successful.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:testicular cancer, adolescent health, men's health, health promotion
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Primary Health Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Men's Health
Author:Smith, L (Dr Lindsay Smith)
ID Code:30459
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2004-12-16
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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