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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)




Susan Hayden


AbstractAfrican American (AA) men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer (PCa) compared to their White and Hispanic counterparts and a higher mortality rate than any other ethnicity. While biological and socioeconomic factors are to be blamed, many AA men are not aware of the opportunities for screening or the prognoses for the condition. There is an obvious need for increased awareness in AA men concerning preventative screening for PCa. Following the Walden University Clinical Practice Guideline Manual and guided by the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research & Evaluation (AGREE II) model to guide and validate the newly developed clinical practice patient education guideline (CPPEG), an evidence-based CPPEG was developed from an in-depth review of peer-reviewed literature and validated to address PCa screening in AA men. The PCa CPPEG was scored by a panel of four content experts using the AGREE II instrument. Domain scores ranged from 92% for Domain 6, editorial independence, to 100% for Domain 1, scope and purpose, with all scores greater than the 75% benchmark indicating that no revisions were needed, and a 96% agreement rate indicating that the expert panel agreed that the PCa CPPEG should be used in the clinical setting, fulfilling the purpose and answering the practice-focused questions. This project will bring about positive social change through educating AA men about PCa screening and early treatment to increase screening and decrease the mortality and morbidity of the disease.

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