Journal article

Men's Dropout From Mental Health Services: Results From a Survey of Australian Men Across the Life Span.

Zac E Seidler, Michael J Wilson, David Kealy, John L Oliffe, John S Ogrodniczuk, Simon M Rice

Am J Mens Health | Published : 2021

Abstract

While increasing numbers of Australian men are accessing mental health services, the sustainability of their therapy engagement varies significantly, with many men being lost to follow-up. The current study investigated dropout rates in a large community-based male sample to highlight the reasons for, and potential predictors of, men dropping out of mental health care services. Data were drawn from an online survey of 1907 Australian men (aged 16-85; M = 44.1 years) reflecting on their broad experiences in mental health therapy. Participants responded to bespoke items assessing their past dropout experience and reasons for dropping out, the odds of which were modeled in relation to demograph..

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