Examining the Impact of Life Experiences on Patients' Satisfaction with Prostate Cancer Treatment Among Black Males

Investigator: Diamond Coleman, MS
Sponsor: Global Health Sciences Education

Location(s): United States


Background: Compared to non-Hispanic White males, Black males have higher prostate cancer (PCa) incidence and mortality rates in the United States. Racial disparities in PCa treatment are evidenced by the discrepancies in the types of treatment offered to Black males. As there are currently no standard treatment recommendation guidelines for Black men with PCa there is a need to identify patients’ satisfaction with the treatment they received. Given that race is often cited as the indicator for PCa health disparities, we aimed to discern causes of patient satisfaction rooted in racism because it affects clinical outcomes, patient retention and delivery of patient centered quality care.

Research Question: Among Black American males diagnosed with prostate cancer (PCa), how do life experiences impact patients' satisfaction with received treatment?

Mentors: Scarlett Gomez MD, MPH, Mi-Suk Kang Dufour PhD, MPH