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American Journal of Men's Health

Aslı Devrim, Pelin Bilgic, Nobuko Hongu
Bodybuilding has increasingly become popular between males since male body shape has become a subject of interest in the last decades. Bodybuilders have desired to gain more muscle and paid attention to their boy shape. Based on this purpose, they have string rules that include restrictive eating and excessive exercise program. Recent research has demonstrated that desiring more muscular body shape exhibits eating behavior problems and body dissatisfaction issues in bodybuilders. Limited research exists on the relationship between body dissatisfaction and eating disorders in male bodybuilders...
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Anne Yee, Huai Seng Loh, Teng Aik Ong, Chong Guan Ng, Ahmad Hatim Sulaiman
Methadone is largely recognized as an effective treatment for opiate-dependent patients; however, it causes reduced brain dopaminergic action resulting in significant sexual dysfunction. Bupropion is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor which can potentially improve erectile function among male patients on methadone (MMT). This is a phase II, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial, involving 80 MMT male patients (73.4%) with mean age of 42.83 years ±9.68. These MMT male patients were randomly assigned into two groups to receive bupropion and placebo, respectively...
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Joanna Veazey Brooks, Shellie D Ellis, Emily Morrow, Kim S Kimminau, J Brantley Thrasher
For men diagnosed with prostate cancer, making treatment decisions can be overwhelming. Navigating treatment options, along with potential treatment side effects, can be difficult, and patients often rely heavily on the advice of their physicians. This study was aimed at understanding more about the way urologists talk with their patients about one treatment option: active surveillance (AS), a recognized management strategy for men with low-risk prostate cancer that includes close observation and monitoring of the cancer...
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Derek K Iwamoto, Jennifer Brady, Aylin Kaya, Athena Park
The transition from high school to college represents a pivotal developmental period that may result in significant maladjustment for first-year college men. Men may feel pressured to "prove" their masculinity by engaging in traditional masculine behaviors that could be negative for their overall well-being. Although adherence to multidimensional masculine norms has been associated with poorer mental health, no studies have examined the role of masculine norms on prospective depressive symptoms among first-year college men...
July 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Lilli Mann-Jackson, Eunyoung Y Song, Amanda E Tanner, Jorge Alonzo, Julie M Linton, Scott D Rhodes
Among Latinos in the United States, particularly in new settlement states, racial/ethnic discrimination, violence, and immigration enforcement contribute to health disparities. These types of experiences were explored among Latino men in North Carolina through quantitative assessment data ( n = 247). Qualitative in-depth interviews were also conducted with a subsample of Latino men who completed the assessment ( n = 20) to contextualize quantitative findings. Participants reported high rates of unfair treatment, discrimination or violence, and questioning about their immigration status...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Simon M Rice, John L Oliffe, Mary T Kelly, Prue Cormie, Suzanne Chambers, John S Ogrodniczuk, David Kealy
Depression in men with prostate cancer is a significant and complex issue that can challenge clinicians' diagnostic efforts. The objective of the current study was to evaluate prototypic and male-specific depression symptoms and suicidal ideation in men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer relative to those with and without comorbidity. The Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) and Male Depression Risk Scale-22 (MDRS-22) were completed online along with demographic and background variables by 100 men with a diagnosis of prostate cancer ( n = 54 prostatectomy, n = 33 receiving active treatment)...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Timothy Hewitt, Kim A Killinger, Spencer Hiller, Judith A Boura, Michael Lutz
The purpose of the study was to explore attitudes/beliefs in men attending an urban health fair to explore barriers to prostate cancer (PCa) screening. Five hundred and forty-four men attending the PCa booth at the fair in 2014 or 2015 completed questionnaires about PCa. Data were examined using Pearson's χ2 , Fisher's Exact, and Wilcoxon rank tests after grouping men by African American (AA) and non-African American ethnicity. Three hundred and twenty-six (60%) men were AA and two hundred and eighteen (40%) were non-AA (89% white)...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Shan Qiao, Guangyu Zhou, Xiaoming Li
To promote HIV-testing and offer optimal care for men who have sex with men (MSM), health-care providers (HCPs) must first be aware of their patients' sexual behaviors. Otherwise, HCPs may overlook MSM's risks for HIV infection and their special health-care needs. For MSM, reporting their same-sex behaviors to HCPs (disclosure to HCPs) may promote their linkage to HIV prevention and treatment cascade and improve their health outcomes. No literature review has been conducted to examine the relationship between disclosure to HCPs and uptake of HIV-testing among MSM...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Wellam F Yu Ko, John L Oliffe, Joy L Johnson, Joan L Bottorff
Prostate cancer diagnosis can occur at a time when men's work and careers are central to their masculine identity, sense of purpose, and family life. In Canada, an aging male population, along with medical advances, has resulted in increasing numbers of working men being diagnosed with, and treated for, prostate cancer. Little is known about the linkages between men's work and their experiences of prostate cancer. In this qualitative study, 24 Western Canadian men were interviewed to distil the connections between work, prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, and the decision to undergo radical prostatectomy...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Roshna Thapa, Youngran Yang
Although it has been well documented that the HIV infection experience can be problematic for those affected, the experiences and perceptions of living with HIV among married males in Cambodia have not yet been examined until now. This study's purpose was to describe the revelations, emotions, reactions, and adjustments to HIV diagnosis among infected Cambodian males in seroconcordant heterosexual relationship. Fifteen qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with 15 HIV-positive males using unstructured, open-ended questions and in the local Khmer language...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Cheng Li, Binay Kumar Adhikari, Lu Gao, Shuai Zhang, Quan Liu, Yonggang Wang, Jian Sun
A number of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) are used illicitly to improve muscle strength by the bodybuilders. The misuse of these drugs is associated with serious adverse effects to different organs. A previously healthy 22-year-old male bodybuilder after taking stanozolol, clenbuterol, and triiodothyronine for 10 days presented to the hospital with symptoms of icteric sclera, progressive dyspnea, intermittent cough, and bloody sputum. He was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and acute hepatic injury...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Sabrina L Dickey, Motolani E Ogunsanya
The purpose of this integrative review was to explore the impact of prostate cancer (PCa) on the quality of life (QoL) and factors that contribute to the QoL for Black men with PCa. Prostate is recognized as the prevalent cancer among men in the United States. Compared to other men, Black men are diagnosed more frequently and with more advanced stages of PCa. Black men also experience disproportionately higher morbidity and mortality rates of PCa, among all racial and ethnic groups. The initial diagnosis of PCa is often associated with a barrage of concerns for one's well-being including one's QoL...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Hailin Guo, Xufeng Peng, Chongrui Jin, Lin Wang, Fang Chen, Yinglong Sa
To evaluate the characteristics of lichen sclerosus (LS) accompanied by urethral squamous cell carcinoma (USCC) and to raise urologists' awareness about the early management of LS, a retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of 18 male genital LS accompanied by USCC patients who were referred to Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital between June 2000 and August 2014. All of the patients had a long-term history of LS, urethral strictures, and urethral dilatation...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Rie Tanaka, Mayumi Tsuji, Keiko Asakura, Ayako Senju, Eiji Shibata, Koichi Kusuhara, Seiichi Morokuma, Masafumi Sanefuji, Toshihiro Kawamoto
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. A cross-sectional study was conducted using data from the Japan Environment and Children's Study. The study included 38,721 employed Japanese expectant fathers aged between 20 and 65 years...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Corey H Basch, Danna Ethan, Sarah A MacLean, Joseph Fera, Phillip Garcia, Charles E Basch
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. Using a cleared Internet browser, a search was conducted for "prostate cancer...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Michał Rabijewski, Lucyna Papierska, Radosław Maksym, Ryszard Tomasiuk, Anna Kajdy, Bogusław Paweł Siekierski
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. Total testosterone (TT), calculated free testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) were measured...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Surbhi Shah, Henry N Young, Ewan K Cobran
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...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Rachel Thera, Dr Tracey Carr, Dr Gary Groot, Nicole Baba, Dr Kunal Jana
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. The current project sought to evaluate the way in which patients with prostate cancer make decisions regarding their care and to determine patients' perspectives of the role of the NN in the SDM process...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
George Mwinnyaa, Tichelle Porch, Janice Bowie, Roland J Thorpe
Happiness and self-rated physical health are included in national surveys to assess health perceptions and subjective well-being among individuals. Studies have reported that happiness impacts physical health; however, little is known about the association between happiness and self-rated physical health among African American men (AAM). The objective of this study is to examine this relationship. Participants were 1,263 AAM aged 18+ years from the National Survey of American Life who rated their happiness and physical health...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
Nelsensius Klau Fauk, Anastasia Suci Sukmawati, Sri Sunaringsih Ika Wardojo, Margareta Teli, Yoh Kenedy Bere, Lillian Mwanri
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...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
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