'You ain't going to say ... I've got a problem down there': workplace-based prostate health promotion with men
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) 'You ain't going to say ... I've got a problem down there': workplace-based prostate health promotion with men. HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH, 20 (6). pp. 730-738. ISSN 0268-1153Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/her/cyh033
Prostate health has emerged as a key health issue for men. Nearly 10 000 men die from prostate cancer each year and many more live with non-cancerous, but debilitating, prostate conditions. Despite the widespread prevalence, evidence suggests that men lack knowledge about male cancers and conditions, and are more likely to ignore signs and delay seeking help. Health promotion with men in the workplace is, therefore, increasingly being advocated as an important way of providing men with health information and encouraging them to see a health professional where appropriate. However, there has not been a developed account of men's views on health promotion within the workplace. This paper presents the findings of a small-scale qualitative study that explored men's perceptions and experiences of three different workplace-based health promotion interventions to improve prostate health awareness and their attitudes towards the workplace as an appropriate setting for promoting men's health. This paper shows that men generally welcomed a workplace-based health promotion campaign targeted specifically at them. However, the masculine 'culture' of the workplace, where concerns about health were likely to be met with ridicule rather than concern, was one important factor in understanding these men's views of different health promotion interventions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|Journal or Publication Title:||HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH|
|Publisher:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 730-738|
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