Table 3

Possible causes of low participation rates in preventive interventions, see[24]
Participants - Individuals do not consider themselves as being at risk.
- Individuals do not see themselves as having subthreshold complaints because symptoms are labelled differently.
- Individuals do not believe that preventive interventions are effective.
- Individuals are not willing to participate because of the stigma associated with mental disorders.
- Individuals do not want to participate in a group intervention, or have coinciding commitments at the time of the sessions.
Organization - The positioning of preventive services within mental health care may limit the familiarity with these services among potential participants and general practitioners.
Recruitment - Potential participants may not be aware of the existence of preventive services if communication to recruit participants does not reach potential participants.

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Batelaan et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:206   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-206

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