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.