The practice of testicular self examination: a comparative study of British and Zimbabwean undergraduates. Academic Article uri icon


  • The practice of testicular self examination was investigated amongst a sample of 170 British and 153 Zimbabwean male undergraduates using a questionnaire based on the health belief model. Knowledge of testicular cancer and of self examination was found to be low in both groups. Both groups, though, showed high general health awareness and a perception that the benefits of self examination would be great. It is recommended that knowledge of testicular cancer and the value of self examination should become part of general community based health programmes in both countries.

publication date

  • January 1, 1994