What are the causes for men to not seek help regarding their health?
Help seeking behaviour for their own health is low in men, leading to men presenting with more advanced disease and severe symptoms. In a chapter for the Men’s Health and Wellbeing Journal, the authors examined what causes this lack of engagement, current limitations in the research and what are best practice to improve engagement outcomes.
Many aspects of men’s health are often not adequately addressed in today’s society. This leads to worse outcomes and can impact overall care. It is also common for men to present with more advanced disease or display more severe symptoms of a condition, as a result of a lack of engagement with their health.
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Authors information and affiliations
Sachin Perera (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia, Department of Urology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia)
Nathan Lawrentschuk (Department of Urology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, EJ Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne, Australia)
Ray Swann (Department of Urology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Australia, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Crowther Centre, Brighton Grammar School, Australia)
Perera, S., Lawrentschuk, N., Swann, R. (2022). Engaging Men with Men’s Health. In: Goonewardene, S.S., Brunckhorst, O., Albala, D., Ahmed, K. (eds) Men’s Health and Wellbeing. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-84752-4_22