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Why Qualitative Research Should Be Used to Explore and Understand Men’s Health

  • José Granero-Molina1,2,*,
  • Cayetano Fernández-Sola1,2,
  • José Manuel Hernández-Padilla1,3,

1Nursing, Physiotherapy and Medicine Department, University of Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain

2Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, 8320000 Santiago, Chile

3Department of Adult, Child and Midwifery, School of Health and Education, Middlesex University, NW4 4BT London, UK

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1807143 Vol.18,Issue 7,July 2022 pp.1-3

Published: 31 July 2022

*Corresponding Author(s): José Granero-Molina E-mail:


men’s health; qualitative research; epistemology

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José Granero-Molina,Cayetano Fernández-Sola,José Manuel Hernández-Padilla. Why Qualitative Research Should Be Used to Explore and Understand Men’s Health. Journal of Men's Health. 2022. 18(7);1-3.


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