Stress & Anxiety Influences on PSA Screenings

Men with higher levels of perceived stress appear to be significantly less likely to have their PSA levels screened, according to a study involving more than 1,100 older men without prostate cancer. Anxiety had a varied effect on PSA screening rates. The investigators note that interventions to increase PSA screening rates should recognize the role of psychological state to improve the chances of making informed decisions.

Abstract: Medical Care, December 2012.


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