Motivators of health seeking behavior in urban African-American men: an exploration of triggers and barriers.

@article{Plowden2000MotivatorsOH,
  title={Motivators of health seeking behavior in urban African-American men: an exploration of triggers and barriers.},
  author={Keith O Plowden and Jennifer L Miller},
  journal={Journal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={15-20}
}
A health crisis exists with African-American men. Morbidity and mortality are higher among African-American men than any other racial/ethnic group. This disparity may be partially related to health seeking behavior in African-American men. Health seeking behavior is influenced by both internal and external motivators. Using the Health Belief Model as a guiding theoretical framework, a qualitative study using focus group methodology was conducted with adult urban African-American men in a large… CONTINUE READING