Journal article

RACGP training registrars' perceptions and practice of prostate cancer screening.

Justin Tse, Siaw-Teng Liaw

Aust Fam Physician | Published : 2004

Abstract

AIM: To examine the perceptions, knowledge and reported intended practice of prostate cancer screening by general practice registrars. METHOD: A descriptive study using a mail survey of all Victorian general practice registrars and supplementary interviews. RESULTS: The response rate to the questionnaire was 74% (n = 148). The reported correct answer for the sensitivity and specificity of digital rectal examination (DRE) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) test was 48% and 52%, and 30% and 35% respectively. Responses to questions about registrar's knowledge of screening guidelines indicated respondents believe that men aged 50 years and over should undergo annual screening. Over 50% of respo..

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