Mental Health Service Utilization Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Are at Risk of Mental Health Problems in Hong Kong: Prevalence and Associated Factors
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摘要Mental health problems are prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM); however, underutilization of mental health services among MSM with mental health problems has been widely documented. To explore factors associated with mental health service utilization (i.e., having sought help from mental health professionals; and intention to seek mental health services if one were to have mental health problems) among 2 subsamples of MSM who were at risk of mental health problems (Subsample 1: those who scored above the cut-off for probable depression or probable anxiety, or had suicidal ideation; Subsample 2: those self-perceived to have had mental health
problems in the past 12 months) in Hong Kong. A cross-sectional telephone survey was conducted among MSM (N 175 for Subsample 1 and N 143 for Subsample 2). Multivariate logistic regressions showed that factors for having sought help from mental health professionals included disclosure of MSM behavior to all family members and positive attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help for Subsample 1, and positive attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help, ever diagnosed for mental disorders, and enacted stigma for Subsample 2. In
addition, factors associated with intention to seek help from mental health professionals included willingness to disclose MSM behavior to mental health professionals for Subsample 1, and positive attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help for both subsamples. Interventions to promote help seeking for mental health problems among MSM should promote positive attitudes toward seeking psychological help and reduce stigma.
出版社接受日期17.02.2017
著者Mo PKH, Lau JTF, Lau MMC, Kim YN
期刊名稱Psychology of Men and Masculinity
出版年份2018
月份7
卷號19
期次3
頁次392 - 406
國際標準期刊號1524-9220
電子國際標準期刊號1939-151X
語言英式英語
關鍵詞men who have sex with men, help seeking, mental health problems, mental health services

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