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Using card games to study cultural differences in men’s social talk about prostate cancer

Fry, Sarah, Kelly, Daniel ORCID: and Hopkinson, Jane ORCID: 2020. Using card games to study cultural differences in men’s social talk about prostate cancer. Journal of Advanced Nursing 76 (7) , pp. 1840-1849. 10.1111/jan.14373

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Aim To report the Card Games approach used to study men's talk about their risk for prostate cancer and as a method of data collection to analyse patterns of talk among distinct cultural groups. Design A constructivist grounded theory approach using focus groups to analyse men's social talk about prostate cancer. Methods Data were collected using three focus groups with African‐Caribbean, Somali, and White British men. The focus groups were conducted in a location of the men's choice with a focus group facilitator and observer. Four Card Games were given to the men to encourage social talk. Results The African‐Caribbean men had the most democratic talk with the use of agreement and disagreement and the Somali men were the most inclusive of others and used the most humour. The White British men were competitive in their talk and the least inclusive of each other's views. Conclusion The Card Games revealed differences in the pattern of talk, which provided insight into how men may use social talk to develop their understanding of prostate cancer risk. This is useful for healthcare professionals as it provides a grounding for structuring discussions with men about prostate cancer, while understanding of how risk‐related knowledge may be reconstructed in social talk and interactions. Impact The methodology discussed in this paper addressed the use of focus group to analyse talk of men from culturally diverse groups. The use of Card Games allowed the talk between the men to take centre stage and this allowed differences in the social talk of the men to become apparent. The use of this methodology could have an impact on approaches to researching cultural understandings of cancer risk, which may provide evidence on effective delivery of sociocultural relevant health education relating to cancer screening.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0309-2402
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 May 2020
Date of Acceptance: 23 March 2020
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 09:28

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