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Ecological model of Australian indigenous men’s health

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posted on 2024-06-03, 18:21 authored by MP McCabe, David MellorDavid Mellor, LA Ricciardelli, AJ Mussapphd, David HallfordDavid Hallford
This study was designed to examine the health behaviors as well as the enablers and barriers to health behaviors among Indigenous Australian men. One hundred and fifty Indigenous Australian men in rural, regional, and urban locations were interviewed about their health behaviors. The results revealed several themes of importance: (a) role of community activities, (b) the Indigenous man as a leader and role model, (c) negative impact of discrimination/racism, (d) importance of partner and family, (e) positive and negative role of peer relationships, (f) central role of culturally appropriate health care facilities, and (g) association between employment and health care problems. These findings highlight the importance of broad community-based (rather than individualistic) approaches to promoting health behavior in Indigenous men.

History

Journal

American Journal of Men's Health

Volume

10

Pagination

N63-N70

Location

United States

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

1557-9883

eISSN

1557-9891

Language

English

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, The Authors

Issue

6

Publisher

SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC