Journal article

An intersectional approach to understandings of mental health inequalities among men with disability

Tania L King, Marissa Shields, Tom Shakespeare, Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh



Disability is a key social identity or social category that is associated with significant social disadvantage. For men, having a disability can be discordant with their masculine identity. Self-reliance is one component of masculinity that is known to be important to men with disabilities, however it is also known to be associated with adverse mental health outcomes in the broader adult male population. Intersectionality approaches offer a means of examining the way that the effect of self-reliance on mental health might vary between those with and without a disability. Among a sample of 12,052 men aged 18-55 years from the Ten-to-Men study, we used effect measure modification (EMM) to exam..

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Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health

Awarded by NHMRC Partnership Project

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a Disability Research Initiative grant from the University of Melbourne, an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health grant (APP1116385), an NHMRC Partnership Project (APP1134499), a University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Business Improvement Program (BIP) Reinvestment grant.TLK was supported by an University of Melbourne, MDHS ECR grant.AM was supported by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship.