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dc.contributor.authorOrtiz-Dowling, Evangeline M.
dc.contributor.authorDer Ananian, Cheryl
dc.contributor.authorLarkey, Linda K.
dc.contributor.authorHooker, Steven P.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-05T00:43:39Z
dc.date.available2019-10-05T00:43:39Z
dc.date.issued2019-10
dc.identifier.citationOrtiz-Dowling, E. M., Der Ananian, C., Larkey, L. K., & Hooker, S. P. (2019). Health-seeking behaviors and health information gathering in older Mexican American males. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 20(4), 564-574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000194en_US
dc.identifier.issn1524-9220
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/men0000194
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/634684
dc.description.abstractEvidence suggests that men's health disparities are linked to attitudes and beliefs toward health promotion and risk reduction, participation in high-risk behaviors, and limited health care access and use influenced by socioeconomic challenges. However, we know less about the specific factors related to health disparities in older Mexican American males. The purpose of this study was to explore the cultural. social, environmental, and gender factors influencing health-seeking behaviors and health information gathering in older Mexican American males. In-depth interviews were conducted with 14 older Mexican American males aged 65-80 years. Based on language preference, interviews were conducted in either Spanish or English. A standardized moderator's guide was used to examine the participant's perceptions of health, maintenance of health, gender influences on health, and sources of men's health information and health promotion programs. Data were collected, organized, and analyzed following the methodology of transcendental phenomenology and the social ecological model. Two major themes related to health-seeking behaviors and health information gathering emerged: (a) top external sources heeded include women, health care providers, and the Internet and (b) men regard inner prompts for self-determined self-care. Future research should consider these external sources and inner prompts when developing targeted health promotion interventions, such as physical activity programs, with older Mexican American males.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING FOUNDATION-AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCen_US
dc.rights© 2018 American Psychological Associationen_US
dc.subjectmen's healthen_US
dc.subjectsocial ecological modelen_US
dc.subjectphenomenologyen_US
dc.subjectMexican Americanen_US
dc.subjectgerontologyen_US
dc.titleHealth-seeking behaviors and health information gathering in older Mexican American malesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1939-151X
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Coll Nursingen_US
dc.identifier.journalPSYCHOLOGY OF MEN & MASCULINITYen_US
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dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.volume20
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage564-574
refterms.dateFOA2019-10-05T00:43:39Z


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