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Relationship between individual characteristics, neighbourhood contexts and help-seeking intentions for mental illness.

Suka M, Yamauchi T, Sugimori H - BMJ Open (2015)

Bottom Line: The acceptable fitting model indicated that those who had a tendency to consult about everyday affairs were significantly more likely to express an informal help-seeking intention that was directly associated with a formal help-seeking intention.Those living in a supportive neighbourhood, where neighbours work together to solve neighbourhood problems, were significantly more likely to express an informal help-seeking intention.Adequate health literacy was directly associated with informal and formal help-seeking intentions, along with having an indirect effect on the formal help-seeking intention through developed positive perception of professional help.

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Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Environmental Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

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Mentions: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between individual characteristics, neighbourhood contexts and help-seeking intentions for mental illness. On the basis of a review of the literature, we created a hypothesis model linking individual and neighbourhood factors, to informal and formal help-seeking intentions, to represent plausible multifactorial mechanisms for help-seeking (figure 1). Compared to previous studies, this study examined a wider variety of factors that may affect help-seeking decision-making. Path analysis with structural equation modelling was performed to test the hypothesis model and to elucidate the role of neighbourhood in the help-seeking process. We believe the findings of this study will provide a new direction for public health strategies for encouraging help-seeking or suicide prevention policies.


Relationship between individual characteristics, neighbourhood contexts and help-seeking intentions for mental illness.

Suka M, Yamauchi T, Sugimori H - BMJ Open (2015)

Relationship between individual and neighbourhood factors and help-seeking intentions for mental illness (hypothesis model).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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BMJOPEN2015008261F1: Relationship between individual and neighbourhood factors and help-seeking intentions for mental illness (hypothesis model).
Mentions: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between individual characteristics, neighbourhood contexts and help-seeking intentions for mental illness. On the basis of a review of the literature, we created a hypothesis model linking individual and neighbourhood factors, to informal and formal help-seeking intentions, to represent plausible multifactorial mechanisms for help-seeking (figure 1). Compared to previous studies, this study examined a wider variety of factors that may affect help-seeking decision-making. Path analysis with structural equation modelling was performed to test the hypothesis model and to elucidate the role of neighbourhood in the help-seeking process. We believe the findings of this study will provide a new direction for public health strategies for encouraging help-seeking or suicide prevention policies.

Bottom Line: The acceptable fitting model indicated that those who had a tendency to consult about everyday affairs were significantly more likely to express an informal help-seeking intention that was directly associated with a formal help-seeking intention.Those living in a supportive neighbourhood, where neighbours work together to solve neighbourhood problems, were significantly more likely to express an informal help-seeking intention.Adequate health literacy was directly associated with informal and formal help-seeking intentions, along with having an indirect effect on the formal help-seeking intention through developed positive perception of professional help.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Public Health and Environmental Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus