Men's health literacy : advancing evidence and priorities

Peerson, Anita and Saunders, M. 2009, Men's health literacy : advancing evidence and priorities, Critical public health, vol. 19, no. 3-4, pp. 441-456.

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Title Men's health literacy : advancing evidence and priorities
Author(s) Peerson, Anita
Saunders, M.
Journal name Critical public health
Volume number 19
Issue number 3-4
Start page 441
End page 456
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009-09
ISSN 0958-1596
1469-3682
Keyword(s) gender
health promotion
men's health
men's health literacy
evidence
Summary Men's health literacy and its bearing on health-related attitudes and behaviour are curiously absent from discussions on health literacy and men's health. This is perhaps understandable given the lack of a theoretical understanding and empirical evidence. In this article, we review and comment on the published literature addressing health literacy and men's health literacy. We define 'health literacy', note a silent discourse on gender in the international debate on health literacy and identify gaps addressing men's health literacy. We also raise issues for research priorities and the practical development and implementation of evidence-based policies and programs aimed at improving men's health.
Language eng
Field of Research 111709 Health Care Administration
Socio Economic Objective 920504 Men's Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30020848

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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