Men Health Seeking Behaviour: A literature review

Authors

  • Nik Nairan Abdullah Public Health Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA,Selangor,Malaysia
  • Mohd Haffis Mohd Arsat Public Health Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA,Selangor,Malaysia
  • Noor Rafizah Aminah Aziz Kuala Selangor District Health Office,Selangor,Malaysia,
  • Waqar Al-Kubaisy Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University, AlKark, Jordan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3484

Abstract

Gender equality between males and females is a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) that the nation must address. However, compared to women, the health status of men lags. The objectives are to describe and summarize the factors influencing men's health-seeking behaviour in various health problems from published literature. Methods: The literature search was performed using online databases in Scopus, Web of Science and ScienceDirect. Findings: In a total of  22 studies that fulfilled the inclusion criteria, the factors identified were predisposing factors (socio-demographic, health belief), enabling factors (healthcare services and facilities, alternative medicine, social support), and need factors (perceived need).

Keywords: Men; Health-seeking; Factors; Review

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3484

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Abdullah, N. N., Mohd Arsat, M. H. ., Aziz, N. R. A. ., & Al-Kubaisy, W. (2022). Men Health Seeking Behaviour: A literature review. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 247-254. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3484