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    Variation in Men's Dietary Intake Between Occupations, Based on Data From the Japan Environment and Children's Study.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jun 1:1557988318780847. Epub 2018 Jun 1.
    1 Department of Environmental Health, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan.
    There has been increasing interest in dietary health promotion in the workplace. Although many previous studies have focused on dietary habits in specific occupations, variation between occupational groups requires clarification. The present study aimed to examine differences in food and nutrient intake between occupational groups, using detailed classification. Read More

    Readability of Prostate Cancer Information Online: A Cross-Sectional Study.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jun 1:1557988318780864. Epub 2018 Jun 1.
    5 Richard March Hoe Professor of Health and Education, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
    Reading and understanding health information, both components of health literacy, can influence patient decisions related to disease management. Older adults, the population of males at greatest risk for prostate cancer, may have compromised capacity to understand and use health information. The purpose of this study was to determine the readability of prostate cancer materials on the Internet using five recommended readability tests. Read More

    The Relationship Between Health-Related Quality of Life and Anabolic Hormone Levels in Middle-Aged and Elderly Men With Prediabetes: A Cross-Sectional Study.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jun 1:1557988318777926. Epub 2018 Jun 1.
    1 Department of Reproductive Health, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland.
    The aim of this study was to compare health-related quality of life (HRQoL) between men with prediabetes (PD) and a control group as well as to investigate the relationship between HRQoL and anabolic hormones. The analysis was carried out in 176 middle-aged (40-59 years) and elderly (60 80 years) men with PD, and 184 control peers. PD was defined according the American Diabetes Association and HRQoL was assessed by the SF-36 questionnaire. Read More

    Comparative Effectiveness of Conservative Management Compared to Cryotherapy in Localized Prostate Cancer Patients.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jun 1:1557988318781731. Epub 2018 Jun 1.
    1 Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Division of Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA.
    The high frequency of treatment-related side effects for men with localized prostate cancer creates uncertainty for treatment outcomes. This study assessed the comparative effectiveness of treatment-related side effects associated with conservative management and cryotherapy in patients with localized prostate cancer. A retrospective longitudinal cohort study was conducted, using the linked data of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results and Medicare, which included patients diagnosed from 2000 through year 2013, and their Medicare claims information from 2000 through 2014. Read More

    Understanding Medical Decision-making in Prostate Cancer Care.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Jun 1:1557988318780851. Epub 2018 Jun 1.
    4 Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
    The availability of several treatment options for prostate cancer creates a situation where patients may need to come to a shared decision with their health-care team regarding their care. Shared decision-making (SDM) is the concept of a patient and a health-care professional collaborating to make decisions about the patient's treatment course. Nurse navigators (NNs) are health-care professionals often involved in the SDM process. Read More

    The Intention of Men Who Have Sex With Men to Participate in Voluntary Counseling and HIV Testing and Access Free Condoms in Indonesia.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318779737. Epub 2018 May 1.
    6 College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
    This study aimed to identify factors that influenced the intention of men who have sex with men (MSM) to participate in voluntary counseling and HIV testing (VCT) and in accessing free condoms. A qualitative inquiry using one-on-one in-depth interviews was conducted with MSM participants who were recruited using a purposive sampling technique. Data analysis was guided by a framework analysis for qualitative data by Ritchie and Spencer, and the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) framework was used to analyze the data. Read More

    "He Told Me to Check My Health": A Qualitative Exploration of Social Network Influence on Men's HIV Testing Behavior and HIV Self-Testing Willingness in Tanzania.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318777674. Epub 2018 May 1.
    4 Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
    Men continue to test for HIV at a low rate in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent quantitative evidence from sub-Saharan Africa indicates that encouragement to test for HIV from men's network members is associated with higher previous HIV testing and HIV self-testing (HIVST) willingness. Leveraging this positive network influence to promote HIVST among men is a promising strategy that could increase HIV testing. Read More

    Healthy Weight and Cardiovascular Health Promotion Interventions for Adolescent and Young Adult Males of Color: A Systematic Review.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318777923. Epub 2018 May 1.
    1 Heilbrunn Department of Population & Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA.
    Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States, accounting for one fourth of deaths. Higher rates of obesity put Hispanic and Black men at increased risk. The American Heart Association cites diet quality, physical activity, and body weight as alterations responsive to health promotion intervention. Read More

    Postural Stability and Physical Activity of Workers Working at Height.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318774996. Epub 2018 May 1.
    1 Department of Physical Activity Sciences and Health Promotion, Poznan University of Physical Education, Poznań, Poland.
    The purpose of the study was to analyze the level of postural stability and physical activity of at-height workers. The study included 34 healthy men aged 25-43. Two groups were identified based on the type of work they performed: at-height workers (HW) ( n = 17), and office workers (OW) ( n = 17). Read More

    Working Men's Constructions of Visiting the Doctor.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318777351. Epub 2018 May 1.
    2 Pace University Counseling Center, New York, NY, USA.
    To understand influences on medical help seeking in men from traditionally masculine occupations, semistructured interviews with 12 men employed in manual and industrial labor were conducted. The semistructured interview format explored participant men's understanding and experiences of annual exams and medical help seeking, their own and others' reactions to seeking medical help, and influences on their own care and understanding of what it means to seek medical care. Utilizing consensual qualitative research methodology, five domains emerged: Social norms around medical care, managing threat, getting medical help is gendered, work-related influences, and pragmatic contributors to medical help seeking. Read More

    Age Cohort and Health Service Utilization Among Gay Men.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318774994. Epub 2018 May 1.
    2 School of Public Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.
    Gay men report unique health disparities and service utilization trends compared to their heterosexual peers including a lack of health-care participation which may lead to chronic health conditions. Limited research has been conducted analyzing group differences among gay men such as the influence of one's age cohort on disparities. The aim of this study was to examine the association age cohort has on health service utilization among gay men. Read More

    "If I Can Afford Steak, Why Worry About Buying Beans": African American Men's Perceptions of Their Food Environment.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318774986. Epub 2018 May 1.
    2 Center for Research on Men's Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.
    Due to the high level of food-related chronic diseases for African American men, the purpose of this qualitative study was to induce ( n = 83) urban American men's perspective of their food environment considering different ethnic subgroups, built environment, and the temporal context using a phenomenological method and snowball sampling. Focus group interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed, and entered into ATLAS.ti to aid in establishing themes. Read More

    HIV Prioritization and Risk Perception Among an Online Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318776581. Epub 2018 May 1.
    1 Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing and The Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
    Men who have sex with men (MSM) may prioritize interpersonal and structural factors, such as LGBTQ-related inequalities, housing instability, financial insecurity, and relationship seeking, over HIV prevention. The aim of this study was to assess how MSM prioritize HIV relative to other factors and the association between HIV prioritization, HIV testing and sexual risk behavior, and perceived risk. Data were collected from a national online survey of MSM in the United States assessing HIV knowledge and prioritization. Read More

    Understanding Men's Elevated Alcohol Use, Gender Equity Ideologies, and Intimate Partner Violence Among Married Couples in Rural India.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318775844. Epub 2018 May 1.
    2 Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, USA.
    Qualitative evidence suggests that husbands' inequitable gender equity (GE) ideologies may influence associations between husbands' alcohol use and intimate partner violence (IPV) against wives. However, little quantitative research exists on the subject. To address this gap in the literature, associations of husbands' elevated alcohol use and GE ideologies with wives' reports of IPV victimization among a sample of married couples in Maharashtra, India, were examined. Read More

    Men's Preconception Health: A Primary Health-Care Viewpoint.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318776513. Epub 2018 May 1.
    6 Faculty of Health and Medicine, Laureate Professor of Biological Sciences, President, International Society of Andrology, The University of Newcastle (UoN), Callaghan, NSW, Australia.
    The purpose of this article is to theoretically explore men's preconception health as a mechanism to enhance fertility, as well as the health and well-being of the subject and his descendants. Premorbid risk factors and behaviors associated with stress, environmental toxins, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, lack of exercise/obesity, and the use of illicit drugs are all known to affect fecundity. While there are many health clinics available to women, where advice in areas such as postnatal care of the newborn, family planning, and couples fertility is provided, there are few, if any, equivalent health clinics available to men. Read More

    Patient Preferences and Urologist Judgments on Prostate Cancer Therapy in Japan.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318776123. Epub 2018 May 1.
    3 Health Economics Division, Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K., Tokyo, Japan.
    The purpose of the present study is to investigate the concordance of treatment preferences between patients and physicians in prostate cancer (PCa) in Japan. An internet-based discrete choice experiment was conducted. Patients and physicians were asked to select their preferred treatment from a pair of hypothetical treatments consisting of four attributes: quality of life (QOL), treatment effectiveness, side effects, and accessibility of treatment. Read More

    "The Financial Is the Main Issue, It's Not Even the Child": Exploring the Role of Finances in Men's Concepts of Fatherhood and Fertility Intention.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318775189. Epub 2018 May 1.
    1 Center for Research on Healthcare, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
    Despite demonstrable need, men's utilization of sexual and reproductive health services remains low. This low utilization may particularly affect low-income men, given the disproportionate prevalence of unintended pregnancy in low-income populations. Bolstering men's utilization of sexual and reproductive health services requires understanding the services that are most relevant to them. Read More

    The Notion of Manhood Embedment in the Practice of Traditional Male Circumcision in Ngove Village, Limpopo, South Africa.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318776446. Epub 2018 May 1.
    1 Department of Psychology, University of Limpopo, Sovenga, South Africa.
    Traditional male circumcision (TMC) is a cultural ritual that involves the removal of the penile foreskin of a male person undertaken as part of a rite of passage from childhood into adulthood. The aim of the study was to determine the notions of manhood in TMC by African adolescent boys in Ngove Village, Limpopo Province. This was a qualitative study that sampled a total of 20 adolescent boys through purposive sampling. Read More

    The Effects of Stigma on Determinants of Mental Health Help-Seeking Behaviors Among Male College Students: An Application of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318773656. Epub 2018 May 1.
    3 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA.
    Considered a public health issue, the prevalence and severity of poor mental well-being on college campuses has continued to rise. While many college campuses offer mental health counseling services, and utilization rates are increasing, their proportional usage is low especially among males, who often deal with poor mental well-being by adopting unhealthy coping strategies. The purpose of this study was to use the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IMB) model to assess the relationship between the determinants as factors that may impact help-seeking behaviors in a large sample ( n = 1,242) of male college students. Read More

    "Centering the Margins": Moving Equity to the Center of Men's Health Research.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318773973. Epub 2018 May 1.
    1 Center for Research on Men's Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.
    How might the science of men's health progress if research on marginalized or subordinated men is moved from the margins of the literature to the center? This commentary seeks to answer this question, suggesting that if more attention is paid to men of color and other marginalized men, the field will be greatly enriched in its ability to understand determinants of men's health. Reimagining men's health by moving men's health disparities to a primary focus of the field may yield critical new insights that would be essential to moving men's health to the center of health equity research. Focusing on the dual goals of improving the health of marginalized men and examining the determinants of disparities among men and between men and women will yield insights into mechanisms, pathways, and strategies to improve men's health and address health disparities. Read More

    Dyadic Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence Among Male Couples in Three U.S. Cities.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318774243. Epub 2018 May 1.
    2 Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a prevalent and pressing public health concern that affects people of all gender and sexual identities. Though studies have identified that male couples may experience IPV at rates as high as or higher than women in heterosexual partnerships, the body of literature addressing this population is still nascent. This study recruited 160 male-male couples in Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago to independently complete individual surveys measuring demographic information, partner violence experience and perpetration, and individual and relationship characteristics that may shape the experience of violence. Read More

    Qianlongtong Inhibits Proliferation and Induces Apoptosis of Hyperplastic Prostate Cells.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318772736. Epub 2018 May 1.
    2 Department of Pathology, Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha, Hunan, China.
    Qianlongtong is a compound made from traditional Chinese herbs and it has proven to be very effective to treat patients with benign prostate hypertrophy. However, its mechanism is still unknown. This study is designed to investigate the effect of Qianlongtong on proliferation and apoptosis of hyperplastic prostate cells. Read More

    How Can Men Convicted of Violence Against Women Feel Moral While Holding Sexist and Violent Attitudes? A Homeostatic Moral Model Based on Self-Deception.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318774218. Epub 2018 May 1.
    1 Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
    A moral model is proposed to understand how men convicted of violence against the partner can feel moral in spite of their past violent behavior and their current violent and sexist attitudes. Because of its appeal to the role of self-deception and its relationship to psychological well-being, it was hypothesized that a rigid conception about what is right and wrong (moral absolutism) is associated with ambivalent outcomes that keep their psychological system in homeostasis. The relationships were specified a priori and tested using path analysis. Read More

    Penoscrotal Transposition to Achieve Urethral Continuity After Long-Segment Urethral Defect: A Case Report.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318774230. Epub 2018 May 1.
    1 Department of Urology, Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
    Penoscrotal transposition and pendulous-prostatic anastomotic urethroplasty for the treatment of long-segment bulbar and membranous urethral stenosis is rarely reported. This study reports the case of a 43-year-old man with dysuria resulting from pelvic fracture. The patient had a long-term history of multiple urethral reconstructions and presented a long-segment bulbar and membranous urethral stenosis at imaging. Read More

    Physical Activity Intensity Among Adolescents and Association With Parent-Adolescent Relationship and Well-Being.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318768600. Epub 2018 May 1.
    1 Tel-Hai Academic Coolege, Upper Galilee, Israel.
    Participation in physical activity (PA) provides young people significant health benefits, including improved well-being. However, large percentages of children and adolescents do not meet the recommendations for PA. Given that PA patterns are established during childhood and adolescence, and evolve within the context of the family, the current study explores the relationship between perceived parent-adolescent relationships and adolescents' PA levels, body mass index (BMI), and subjective well-being. Read More

    Efficacy of Testosterone Treatment in Hemodialysis Patients as Assessed by Aging Males' Symptoms Scores: A Pilot Study.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 1:1557988318772734. Epub 2018 May 1.
    1 Department of Urology, Dokkyo Medical University, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama, Japan.
    Numerous reports point to the beneficial effects of testosterone replacement therapy for patients with late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) syndrome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intramuscular injection of testosterone enantholactam acid ester on Aging Males' Symptoms (AMS) scores in hemodialysis patients with LOH. A total of 24 male patients with LOH (total AMS scores ≥27) were randomized into groups receiving intramuscular injections of either placebo or testosterone enantholactam acid ester at the dose of 250 mg for 6 months. Read More

    Ethnic Drinking Culture, Acculturation, and Enculturation in Relation to Alcohol Drinking Behavior Among Marriage-Based Male Immigrants in Taiwan.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318772744. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    2 Institute of Community Health Care, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.
    Drinking behavior among immigrants could be influenced by drinking-related cultural norms in their country of origin and host country. This study examined the association of ethnic drinking culture, acculturation, and enculturation with alcohol drinking among male immigrants in Taiwan. This cross-sectional survey recruited 188 male immigrants. Read More

    USPSTF Testicular Examination Nomination-Self-Examinations and Examinations in a Clinical Setting.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318768597. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    6 INTEGRIS Community/Employee Wellness.
    In 2004, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a Grade D recommendation for both testicular self-examination (TSE) and clinical evaluation to screen for testicular cancer in asymptomatic males. Read More

    Association Between Erectile Dysfunction and Subsequent Prostate Cancer Development: A Population-Based Cohort Study With Double Concurrent Comparison Groups.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318772741. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    6 Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan.
    Recent studies indicate that erectile dysfunction (ED) and prostate cancer share common potential risk factors such as chronic inflammation, prostatitis, cigarette smoking, obesity, a high animal fat diet, sedentarism, and depression. There is great interest in knowing if ED is associated with prostate cancer. This study aimed to investigate if men afflicted with ED harbor an increased risk of prostate cancer, utilizing two concurrent comparison groups, constructed from the Taiwan NHIRD, with up to 8 years' follow-up. Read More

    " The Worst Thing Was…": Prostate Cancer Patients' Evaluations of Their Diagnosis and Treatment Experiences.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318772752. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    3 Genesiscare, Tugun, Queensland & Brain-Behaviour Research Group, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
    The objective of the current study was to identify the patient-perceived "worst aspects" of their diagnostic and treatment processes for prostate cancer (PCa) so as to inform targeted interventions aimed at reducing patient anxiety and depression. Two hundred and fifty-two patients who had received their diagnoses less than 8 years ago answered a postal survey about (a) background information, (b) their own descriptions of the worst aspects of their diagnosis and treatment, and (c) their ratings of 13 aspects of that process for (i) how these aspects made them feel stressed, anxious, and depressed and (ii) how they affected their relationships with significant others. They also answered standardized scales of anxiety and depression. Read More

    High-Frequency Ultrasound Imaging-Guided Wedge Resection: An Effective Treatment for Paraurethral Duct Dilatation Following Gonococcal Paraurethral Duct Infection in Men.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318772753. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    5 Department of Clinical Laboratory, First People's Hospital of Changshu City, Changshu Hospital Affiliated to Soochow University, Changshu, Jiangsu Province, PR China.
    This study was performed to evaluate the therapeutic effects of wedge resection on male paraurethral duct dilatation following gonococcal paraurethral duct infection. Twenty-six men with paraurethral duct dilatation following gonococcal paraurethral duct infection were enrolled. Their lesions underwent wedge resection after examination using an ACUSON X300 ultrasound system. Read More

    Masculinity, Social Connectedness, and Mental Health: Men's Diverse Patterns of Practice.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318772732. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    2 University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
    Men's mental health has remained undertheorized, particularly in terms of the gendered nature of men's social relations. While the importance of social connections and strong supportive networks for improving mental health and well-being is well documented, we know little about men's social support networks or how men go about seeking or mobilizing social support. An in-depth understanding of the gendered nature of men's social connections and the ways in which the interplay between masculinity and men's social connections can impact men's mental health is needed. Read More

    Outreach Strategies to Recruit Low-Income African American Men to Participate in Health Promotion Programs and Research: Lessons From the Men of Color Health Awareness (MOCHA) Project.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318768602. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    1 Department of Health Promotion and Policy, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA.
    African American men continue to bear a disproportionate share of the burden of disease. Engaging these men in health research and health promotion programs-especially lower-income, African American men who are vulnerable to chronic disease conditions such as obesity and heart disease-has historically proven quite difficult for researchers and public health practitioners. The few effective outreach strategies identified in the literature to date are largely limited to recruiting through hospital clinics, churches, and barbershops. Read More

    Developing Resilience: Gay Men's Response to Systemic Discrimination.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318768607. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    2 Vice President Research, Simon Fraser Faculty of Health Sciences, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
    Gay men experience marked health disparities compared to heterosexual men, associated with profound discrimination. Resilience as a concept has received growing attention to increase understanding about how gay men promote and protect their health in the presence of adversity. Missing in this literature are the perspectives and experiences of gay men over 40 years. Read More

    Internalized Homophobia Scale for Gay Chinese Men: Conceptualization, Factor Structure, Reliability, and Associations With Hypothesized Correlates.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318768603. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    2 Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA.
    This study reports the development of an inventory to assess the perceived internalized homophobia of gay men in a collectivistic Chinese cultural context. The results of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses using two samples suggested the viability and stability of a three-factor model: internalized heteronormativity (IHN), family-oriented identity (FOI), and socially oriented identity (SOI). The 11-item internalized homophobia inventory demonstrated good internal consistency and construct validity. Read More

    A Qualitative Study to Assess Barber Perceptions of the Feasibility of the Employer as a Health Advisor for Obesity Prevention.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318768586. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    4 Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA, USA.
    Obesity has become a serious issue affecting millions of Americans, especially in the southern United States. One avenue for addressing obesity is the workplace setting. This formative research study examined the feasibility of an obesity prevention worksite intervention in the barbershop for African American barbershop owners (employers) and barbers (employees). Read More

    Prostate Cancer Screening Perception, Beliefs, and Practices Among Men in Bamenda, Cameroon.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318768596. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    3 Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
    Prostate Cancer (CaP) is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Cameroonian men. Due to inadequate infrastructure, record keeping, and resources, little is known about its true burden on the population. There are rural/urban disparities with regards to awareness, screening, treatment, and survivorship. Read More

    Physician Consultations, Prostate Cancer Knowledge, and PSA Screening of African American Men in the Era of Shared Decision-Making.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318763673. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    1 Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine, Department of Basic Sciences, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, USA.
    African American (AA)/Black men are more likely to develop aggressive prostate cancer (PCa), yet less likely to be screened despite guidelines espousing shared decision-making regarding PCa screening and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing. Given the documented racial disparities in PCa incidence and mortality, engaging interactions with physicians are especially important for AA/Black men. Thus, this study evaluated occurrence of physician-patient conversations among AA/Black men, and whether such conversations were associated with PCa knowledge. Read More

    Pain and Hardship Among Older Men: Examining the Buffering Effect of Medicare Insurance Coverage.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318765921. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    4 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Social and Applied Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.
    To better understand the health status of men in the United States, this study aimed to assess the association of hardship on the presence of and pain severity among men 50 years of age and older. Cross-sectional multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted using the 2010 wave of the Health and Retirement Study ( N = 3,174) to assess the association between four hardship indicators and the presence of pain and pain severity among this sample of older men. Results suggest that the association between the presence of pain and hardship was statistically significant across all four indicators: ongoing financial hardship (CI [1. Read More

    Prostate Cancer Information Available in Health-Care Provider Offices: An Analysis of Content, Readability, and Cultural Sensitivity.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Apr 1:1557988318768599. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    1 Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.
    Prostate cancer (PrCA) is the most common cancer affecting men in the United States, and African American men have the highest incidence among men in the United States. Little is known about the PrCA-related educational materials being provided to patients in health-care settings. Content, readability, and cultural sensitivity of materials available in providers' practices in South Carolina were examined. Read More

    Internet Gaming Disorder: An Emergent Health Issue for Men.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 1:1557988318766950. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Internet gaming is a legitimate leisure activity worldwide; however, there are emerging concerns that vast numbers of gamers are becoming addicted. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) classified Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) as a condition warranting more clinical research ahead of formalizing it as a mental disorder. Proposed as a behavioral addiction, IGD shares many similarities in both physical and psychosocial manifestations with substance use disorder, including cerebral changes on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Read More

    2016 Survey of State-Level Health Resources for Men and Boys: Identification of an Inadvertent and Remediable Service and Health Disparity.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 1:1557988318763643. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    1 Men's Health Network, Washington, DC, USA.
    This survey evaluated resources available to men and boys at the state level including state public health departments (SPHDs), other state agencies, and governor's offices. Most of the resources and programs are found in the SPHDs and these administer state-initiated and federally funded health programs to provide services and protection to a broad range of populations; however, many men's health advocates believe that SPHDs have failed to create equivalent services for men and boys, inadvertently creating a health disparity. Men's Health Network conducts a survey of state resources, including those found in SPHDs, every 2 years to identify resources available for men and women, determine the extent of any disparity, and establish a relationship with SPHD officials. Read More

    Hispanic Young Males' Mental Health From Adolescence Through the Transition to Fatherhood.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 1:1557988318765890. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    3 Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
    The objective of the current study was to examine the associations between the transition to fatherhood and depressive symptoms scores among Hispanic men. Using the sample of Hispanic men included in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, depressive symptom scores were examined from 1994 to 2008. A "fatherhood-year" data set was created that included the men's Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) scores as well as residency status with the child. Read More

    "Do You Want to Go Forward or Do You Want to Go Under?" Men's Mental Health in and Out of Prison.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 1:1557988318765923. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    4 School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    More than 11 million people are currently imprisoned worldwide, with the vast majority of incarcerated individuals being male. Hypermasculine environments in prison are often tied to men's health risks, and gathering information about mental health is fundamental to improving prison as well as community services. The purpose of the current study was to describe the connections between masculinities and men's mental health among prisoners transitioning into and out of a Canadian federal correctional facility. Read More

    Association Between Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Severe Male Reproductive Organ Impairment (Germinal Epithelial Loss): Study on a Mouse Model and on Human Patients.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 26;12(3):639-648. Epub 2018 Mar 26.
    1 School of Medicine, University of Colima, Colima, Mexico.
    Metabolic syndrome (MS) has been associated with testicular damage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a multisystemic disease that affects different organs, but its effect on the testes is unknown. A study analyzing germ cell involvement on BALB/c mice was carried out. Read More

    The Effect of Testosterone Replacement Therapy on Penile Hemodynamics in Hypogonadal Men With Erectile Dysfunction, Having Veno-Occlusive Dysfunction.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 May 26;12(3):634-638. Epub 2018 Mar 26.
    1 Department of Urology, University of Mersin School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey.
    Hypogonadism may cause veno-occlusive dysfunction (VOD) by structural and biochemical alterations in the cavernosal tissue. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on penile hemodynamics in hypogonadal men with erectile dysfunction and VOD. The study included 32 hypogonadal men with erectile dysfunction, having VOD. Read More

    A Healthy, Chubby Japanese Man ( genki na debu chan).
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 1:1557988318763674. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    1 Asian Studies Programme, Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata City, Osaka, Japan.
    In light of official reports indicating a still prevalent tendency to masculinized obesity and overweight in Japan (Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare, 2015), this article explores the experiences of 28 Japanese men grappling with bodyweight control. Aged between 24 and 67, 3 of the men were postgraduate or undergraduate students, 7 self-employed, 17 company workers and 1 retired. Fourteen hold a university degree, 1 completed senior high school and 10 finished 3-year junior college. Read More

    Physical Activity Interventions With African American or Latino Men: A Systematic Review.
    Am J Mens Health 2018 Mar 1:1557988318763647. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    1 Center for Research on Men's Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.
    Relatively little is known about what helps increase physical activity in African American men, and even less is known about promoting physical activity among Latino men. This systematic review aimed to address the key questions: (a) what is the state of the evidence on health-related behavior change interventions targeting physical activity among African American or Latino men? and (b) What factors facilitate physical activity for these men? For this review, nine electronic databases were searched to identify peer-reviewed articles published between 2011-2017 that reported interventions to promote physical activity among African American or Latino men. Following PRISMA guidelines, nine articles representing seven studies that met our criteria were identified: six published studies that provided data for African American men, and one published study provided data for Latino men. Read More

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