Prostate Cancer-based Interventions’ Efficacy on Knowledge and Adherence Intention to Healthy Lifestyle among Men

Document Type: Research Articles

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1 Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Nursing, Alkharj, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2 University of Texas, Faculty of Nursing, Arlington, USA.

3 Al-Balqa Applied University, Faculty of Nursing, Amman, Jordan.

Abstract

Background: Previous Literature has supported educational program efficacy, but no studies have been found to examine Prostate Cancer-based interventions’ Efficacy on knowledge and adherence intention to a healthy lifestyle among Men in Jordan. Purpose: The purpose of the current study was to assess Prostate Cancer-based interventions’ efficacy on knowledge and adherence intention to a healthy lifestyle among Men in Jordan. Methods: A quasi-experimental research with one group pretest-posttest design was used and the study was conducted in Masjids (praying place), Amman, Jordan. The population consists of Jordanian Men aged 40 years and above. The sample size was 76 men, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The tool used for data collection was a structured questionnaire. Results: Paired sample t-test showed that the change in the mean knowledge scores (9.5), p < .001 was statistically significant 1 month after the application of the program. In addition, the change in the mean adherence to healthy lifestyle scores (4.7), p < .05 was statistically significant 1 month after the application of the structured teaching program. Conclusion: Jordanian men had gained knowledge and Adherence Intention to Healthy Lifestyle regarding prostate cancer after the implementation of a structured teaching program. Implications for Practice: Educational program aimed at motivating men to increase their knowledge of prostate cancer and having adherence intention to a healthy lifestyle.
 

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