ARTICLESKnowledge of the Limitations Associated With Prostate Cancer Screening Among Low-income MenWeinrich, Sally P. PhD, FAAN, RN; Seger, Rachelle BA; Miller, Barbara L. BSN, MS, RN; Davis, Carrie RN; Kim, Sanggil RN; Wheeler, Courtney BA; Weinrich, Martin PhDAuthor Information University of Louisville School of Nursing, Louisville, Ky (Dr S. Weinrich and Mss Seger, Miller, and Davis); the South Carolina Cancer Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (Dr S. Weinrich); the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, Ky (Ms Kim); the University of Louisville School of Public Health, Louisville, Ky (Ms Wheeler); and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky (Dr M. Weinrich). Corresponding author: Sally P. Weinrich, PhD, FAAN, RN, University of Louisville School of Nursing, 555 S Floyd St, K Wing, Louisville, KY 40202 (e-mail: [email protected]). This research was supported by the American Cancer Society grant TURSG-01-074-01-PBP, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Research Challenge Trust Fund. The authors have no conflict of interest. Accepted for publication August 9, 2004. Cancer Nursing: November 2004 - Volume 27 - Issue 6 - p 442-451 Buy Abstract This correlational pilot study measured limitations of prostate cancer screening, using a revised Knowledge of Prostate Cancer Questionnaire. Knowledge in 81 low-income men is reported. The Knowledge About Prostate Cancer Screening Questionnaire consists of 12 questions, with scores ranging from 0 to 12. Concepts measured include limitations, symptoms, risk factors, and screening age guidelines. The Total Knowledge Score had a mean of 6.60, with a standard deviation of 3.00, indicating that knowledge was low. Half of the men knew that “some treatments for prostate cancer can make it harder for men to control their urine.” More than half of the men knew that, “some treatments for prostate cancer can cause problems with a man's ability to have sex.” Married men, low-income men, and Caucasian men had significantly lower Total Knowledge Scores than unmarried, higher income, and African American men. Implications for practice and research are discussed. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.