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Men’s health literacy: a review and recommendations

28 octobre 2020

de John L. Oliffe, ET AL.
2020, pp. 1037-1051
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Although men’s health promotion efforts have attracted programmatic and evaluative research, conspicuously absent are gendered insights to men’s health literacy. The current scoping review article shares the findings drawn from 12 published articles addressing men’s health literacy in a range of health and illness contexts. Evident was consensus that approaches tailored to men’s everyday language and delivered in familiar community-based spaces were central to advancing men’s health literacy, and, by extension, the effectiveness of men’s health promotion programs. However, most men’s health literacy studies focussed on medical knowledge of disease contexts including prostate and colon cancers, while diversity was evident regards conceptual frameworks and/or methods and measures for evaluating men’s health literacy. Despite evidence that low levels of health literacy fuel stigma and men’s reticence for health help-seeking, and that tailoring programs to health literacy levels is requisite to effective men’s health promotion efforts, the field of men’s health literacy remains underdeveloped. Based on the scoping review findings, recommendations for future research include integrating men’s health literacy research as a needs analysis to more effectively design and evaluate targeted men’s health promotion programs.

“I Feel Abused by My Own Mind”: Themes of Control in Men’s Online Accounts of Living With Anxiety

14 octobre 2020

de Phoebe G. Drioli-Phillips, ET AL.
2020, pp. 2118–2131
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Men’s experiences with anxiety are under-researched and poorly understood. Existing research gives little indication of how men talk about anxiety in situ, and little is known about how men describe their experiences of anxiety. Online discussion forums provide an opportunity to conduct naturalistic observations of how men describe their experiences with anxiety without the influence of a researcher. Thematic analysis, informed by principles of discursive psychology, was used to examine 130 opening posts to an online anxiety discussion forum. One superordinate theme, where anxiety is constructed as a loss of control, was identified. Analysis of this overarching theme generated three themes relating to how posters described a loss of control: anxiety as an immobilizing force, anxiety as an independent entity, and anxiety as a dualist construction of the self. Our analysis has clear implications for developing and improving interventions for men experiencing anxiety.

Mental health, men and culture: how do sociocultural constructions of masculinities relate to men’s mental health help-seeking behaviour in the WHO European Region? (2020)

09 septembre 2020

Copenhague (Danemark) : Bureau régional de l'Europe-Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), 2020, 72 p.
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Men are less likely than women to seek help for mental health issues and are much more likely to commit suicide. This scoping review examined recent evidence published in English and Russian on the role of socially constructed masculinity norms in men’s help-seeking behaviour for mental health issues. The key sociocultural barriers to men’s help-seeking pertaining to masculinity norms were identified as self-reliance, difficulty in expressing emotions and self-control. The wider community, societal and cultural challenges to men’s help-seeking and well-being were found to include economic insecurity, inequality and limited health- and social-care provision – especially for marginalized groups of men. However, there is also evidence to indicate that men are able to display vulnerability and seek help with trusted people (‎such as family members, peers and specialists)‎ and within trusted communities. Policy considerations to improve men’s help-seeking for mental health issues should include an awareness of the prevailing cultural norms of masculinity in diverse groups of men to provide effective tailored interventions for mental health promotion.

Canadian men’s health stigma, masculine role norms and lifestyle behaviors

24 juin 2020

de Donald R McCreary
2020, pp. 535–543
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Men are at high risk for both morbidity and premature mortality from several of the most common serious diseases. Although numerous factors have been identified to explain men’s risk, this study focused on the relationship between lifestyle behaviors, health-related self-stigma and masculine role norms. An age and location stratified sample of 2000 Canadian men completed measures assessing five lifestyle behaviors (smoking, alcohol use, sleep, diet and exercise), a screen for depression, and measures of self-stigma and masculine role norms. The results showed that elements of both health-related self-stigma and masculine role norms were associated with increased risk for being above the clinical threshold for four of the lifestyle behaviors and depression. The most frequent and largest relationships were associated with exercise and depression. The total number of lifestyle behaviors for which participants were above the clinical cut-points was also associated with self-stigma and masculine role norms. These findings demonstrate the importance of health-related self-stigma and masculine role norms as potential barriers to men’s health and well-being.

La contraception masculine, on en parle ?

02 avril 2020

Bruxelles : Education Santé, 2020, pp. 5-8
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« Focus sur les couilles ! », Ainsi s’intitule le premier colloque sur la contraception dite masculine en Belgique. Titre accrocheur pour un sujet encore fort méconnu, O’Yes (anciennement Sida’sos) vous propose de revenir sur un état des lieux des réflexions en cours et des pistes déjà existantes…

Men’s Health Equity. A Handbook (2019)

27 novembre 2019

de Derek M. Griffith, Marino A. Bruce
New-York : Routledge, 2019, 594 p.
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Worldwide, men have more opportunities, privileges, and power, yet they also have shorter life expectancies than women. Why is this? Why are there stark differences in the burden of disease, quality of life, and length of life amongst men, by race, ethnicity, (dis)ability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, rurality, and national context? Why is this a largely unexplored area of research? Men’s Health Equity is the first volume to describe men’s health equity as a field of study that emerged from gaps in and between research on men’s health and health inequities. This handbook provides a comprehensive review of foundations of the field; summarizes the issues unique to different populations; discusses key frameworks for studying and exploring issues that cut across populations in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Central America, and South America; and offers strategies for improving the health of key population groups and achieving men’s health equity overall. This book systematically explores the underlying causes of these differences, describes the specific challenges faced by particular groups of men, and offers policy and programmatic strategies to improve the health and well-being of men and pursue men’s health equity. Men’s Health Equity will be the first collection to present the state of the science in this field, its progress, its breadth, and its future. This book is an invaluable resource for scholars, researchers, students, and professionals interested in men’s health equity, men’s health, psychology of men’s health, gender studies, public health, and global health.

Guide «Comment atteindre les hommes de 65 ans et plus?» Tenir compte du genre dans la promotion de la santé des personnes âgées Collecte d’expériences pratiques à l’attention des professionnel-le-s (2019)

06 novembre 2019

de Claudia Kessler, Flavia Bürgi
Suisse : Promotion Santé Suisse, 2019, 25 p.
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« Les hommes vieillissent différemment des femmes. Et leur comportement individuel en matière de santé diffère aussi de celui des femmes à âge égal. Par exemple, les hommes de plus de 65 ans sont sous-représentés dans de nombreux cours axés sur la promotion de la santé des personnes âgées. Il faut cependant se garder de toute généralisation dans ce domaine complexe. Les hommes de plus de 65 ans constituent un groupe extrêmement hétérogène ayant des besoins, des intérêts et des ressources diverses. De nombreux facteurs influencent leur comportement individuel en matière de santé et leurs risques de développer une pathologie, les différences étant particulièrement marquées entre les hommes de la génération du baby-boom et celle précédant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. L’expérience montre qu’en adaptant les offres aux besoins de chaque groupe cible, on peut souvent atteindre un taux supérieur de participation des hommes. De plus, les hommes très âgés et les hommes limités dans leur motricité sont plus ouverts aux offres telles que par exemple des conseils de santé à domicile. Afin de développer des offres de promotion de la santé attrayantes pour les hommes de plus de 65 ans, il est primordial de savoir quels hommes doivent être ciblés. »

The relationship between health literacy and health outcomes among male young adults: exploring confounding effects using decomposition analysis

02 octobre 2019

de René Rüegg
2019, pp. 535–545
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Previous studies indicate substantial correlations between low health literacy and poor health outcomes. However, empirical findings remain inconsistent and are theoretically challenging. In this study, we conceptually place health literacy within an established model of health inequality. Studying multiple pathways, we estimate the associations between health literacy and six health outcomes and decompose these associations with health literacy’s covariates.

Cross-sectional data from the Young Adult Survey Switzerland was used for the analyses (n = 5959, age = 18–25). Logistic regression and KHB decomposition analyses were applied to estimate health literacy’s coefficients and confounding percentages.

Eleven covariates were associated with health literacy (p < 0.001). Ten covariates reduced the naïve health literacy coefficient when included in the regression models (confounding percentages: 36.7–86.9%). In three out of six models, the confounding effects led to non-significant health literacy coefficients.

We found that health literacy’s associations with health outcomes are confounded by socioeconomic, material, psychosocial, and health-related factors. More investigations on the causal importance of health literacy, respectively, on its potential to health promotion are required.

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