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Type: Journal article
Title: What do we know about men's help-seeking and health service use?
Author: Smith, J.
Braunack-Mayer, A.
Wittert, G.
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia, 2006; 184(2):81-83
Publisher: Australasian Med Publ Co Ltd
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 0025-729X
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James A Smith, Annette Braunack-Mayer and Gary Wittert
Abstract: Men seek help and use health services less frequently than women do. Men's help-seeking practices and health service use are complex issues involving biological, psychological and sociological considerations. Most discussion on men's help-seeking positions them as reluctant consumers or "behaving badly" with respect to their health. Few studies have explored whether health service providers are equipped to deal with men's health issues appropriately. The current health system appears not to be tailored to meet the health needs of men. Better collaboration is required across disciplines, to further investigate men's health using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Keywords: Humans
Social Change
Needs Assessment
Health Services
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Description: The document attached has been archived with permission from the editor of the Medical Journal of Australia. An external link to the publisher’s copy is included.
DOI: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00124.x
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