Nursing Inquiry on Testicular Self-Examination

Identify an area of practice in need of improvement and plan an intervention.

As an NP in family practice, you were surprised that your colleagues do not recommend testicular self-examination to their patients from adolescence to age 35 or teach the technique. Your question is: In males between the ages of 15 and 35, do testicular self-exams compared to no exams affect early detection of testicular cancers within one year? Identify the question driving the inquiry. State whether the question will require a research study. Explain the rationale for your decisions.