A Scoping Review of Men's Health Situation in Primary Health Care

Cléa Borges, Anderson Reis de Sousa, Isabella Félix Meira Araújo, José Edward Ortiz Rodríguez, Oscar Javier Vergara Escobar (Lead / Corresponding author), Ridalva Dias Martins, Álvaro Pereira, Fernando Lannes Fernandes

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    There has been an increasing number of studies that have evidenced the profile of male morbidity and mortality, their causes and related consequences, and their association with the low demand and men's permanence in the services offered in Primary Health Care (PHC).

    The objective of the study was to map the literature on men's health situation in Primary Health Care.

    A scoping review, according to the Joanna Briggs Institute protocol, with the PCC acronym (P – men, C – health situation, C – in primary care), was conducted in the Medline/Pubmed, COCHRANE, Web of Science, SCOPUS, Science Direct, LILACS, BDENF, MEDCARIBE, and SciELO databases, using the descriptors “Men”, “Men's Health”, “Health Services Needs and Demand”, “Primary Health Care” in three information sources (EBSCO, PubMed and SciELO).

    Men's health situation in Primary Health Care is defined by the influence of the social construction of the masculinities and cultural aspects in the adoption of health care behaviors and practices, in the way in which men present their health complaints, demands, and needs, and establish bonds with the health professionals and the services.

    There is a number of sociocultural factors inherent to masculinities, institutional factors of the services' organization, and relational factors of men with the health professional that intervene together with the health situation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)412-421
    Number of pages10
    JournalThe Open Nursing Journal
    Issue numberSuppl-1, M16
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2021


    • Men
    • Men's health
    • Primary health care
    • Health service needs
    • Demands
    • Health profession


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