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Table 1 Categorization of Influences on Help-Seeking Behaviours for the General Population [8]

From: Making sense of street chaos: an ethnographic exploration of homeless people’s health service utilization

Socio-demographic factors:
Age
Gender
Ethnicity
Socioeconomic factors:
Social Class
Unemployment
Familial and social network influences
Psychological Factors:
Perceived susceptibility.
Perceived Severity
Knowledge about illness and information seeking behaviour.
Belief in the effectiveness of healthcare.
Belief in the effectiveness of self-care
Stressful Life Events.
Perceived benefits and costs of obtaining healthcare.
The Organization of Healthcare:
Distance from Surgery
Appointments Systems.
Doctor Initiated Consultations.
Access to Emergency Departments.