Journal article

Can a documentary increase help-seeking intentions in men? A randomised controlled

Kylie Elizabeth King, Marisa Schlichthorst, Matthew J Spittal, Andrea Phelps, Jane Pirkis

JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We investigated whether a public health intervention-a three-part documentary called Man Up which explored the relationship between masculinity and mental health, well-being and suicidality-could increase men's intentions to seek help for personal and emotional problems. METHODS: We recruited men aged 18 years or over who were not at risk of suicide to participate in a double-blind randomised controlled trial. Participants were randomly assigned (1:1) via computer randomisation to view Man Up (the intervention) or a control documentary. We hypothesised that 4 weeks after viewing Man Up participants would report higher levels of intention to seek help than those who viewed the con..

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