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Table 3 General attitudes of GPs toward prostate cancer screening (n = 88a, n (%))

From: General practitioners’ approaches to prostate-specific antigen testing in the north-east of the Netherlands

Question Categories n (%)
Would you recommend the PSA test to relatives? Definitely not 21 (25.0)
Probably not 31 (36.9)
Neutral 28 (33.3)
Probably 4 (4.8)
Definitely 0 (0.0)
Have you ever undergone a PSA test? (men only) Yes 14 (22.6)
No, but probably in the future 4 (6.5)
No, I expect to never undergo one in the future 44 (71.0)
How concerned are you to miss prostate cancer in a patient? Not afraid at all 3 (3.4)
Not afraid 34 (39.1)
Neutral 41 (47.1)
Afraid 9 (10.3)
Very afraid 0 (0.0)
How important do you think screening for cancer is in general? Very unimportant 2 (2.3)
Unimportant 5 (5.7)
Neutral 29 (33.3)
Important 46 (52.9)
Very important 5 (5.7)
How important do you think screening for prostate cancer is? Very unimportant 6 (6.9)
Unimportant 18 (20.7)
Neutral 38 (43.7)
Important 25 (28.7)
Very important 0 (0.0)
  1. GP General practitioner, PSA Prostate-specific antigen, a = numbers (%) of participants. Numbers may not add up to total, due to missing values