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The study found that support interventions for long-term conditions are more attractive to men if they have a clear purpose, focus on action and offer practical strategies that can be integrated into daily life, and that they are less attractive if they clash with culturally valued aspects of masculine identities.

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Paul Galdas,1,* Zoe Darwin,2 Jennifer Fell,1 Lisa Kidd,3 Peter Bower,4 Christian Blickem,5 Kerri McPherson,3 Kate Hunt,6 Simon Gilbody,1 Gerry Richardson,7 

1 Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
2 School of Healthcare, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
3 School of Health and Life Sciences/Institute for Applied Health Research, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
4 National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
5 National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester, Centre for Primary Care, Institute of Population Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
6 Medical Research Council/Chief Scientist Office Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
7 Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
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