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Factors influencing the utilisation of health services by rural men

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Buckley, D; Lower, T
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 25, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

This research identified the barriers and enablers that influence the utilisation of health services by rural men in the Midwest region of Western Australia. The methodology was based on participatory action research, including qualitative assessments to determine the issues for a larger quantitative study. Four variables were identified as predictors for the use of health services: those who attended for preventive reasons; those not affected by seasonal work; men who thought a medical telephone line was not important; and those who did not consider privacy an important issue. Modification of health service delivery to men could potentially enhance appropriate utilisation of health services in rural areas.

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