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Table 3 Relevant aspects of the public knowledge for the model's four trajectories

From: Social influences on mental health help-seeking after interpersonal traumatization: a qualitative analysis

Trajectory Respondents' descriptions traumatized professionals
   % N % N
1. Trajectory: Traumatization to problem perception Knowledge about traumatization and its consequences in general but also about interpersonal violence in specifics.
Even today the people in my surroundings don't have the faintest idea what it means to be traumatized. They simply can't imagine it and are/were therefore not helpful. (T43)
20,9 9 6,25 1
2. Trajectory: Problem perception to wish for treatment Knowledge about traumatization, knowledge about the chances and possibilities of professional help for traumatization, what help is available (by law, by the police, by shelters, counseling or therapy) and for whom.
Professional helpers and laymen who are not familiar with the subject are at times not very helpful and make insensitive, degrading comments. (P4)
2,3 1 31,25 5
3. Trajectory: Wish for treatment to treatment intention Knowledge about the prevalence of victimization through interpersonal violence; knowledge about available forms of help, the access to it and what happens there with regard to methods, content, professional secrecy and autonomy
Second... better information! [...] about the different forms of therapy, the possibilities of financing by health insurance, how can I find the appropriate therapist for me etc. In self-help internet forums [...] you regularly find threads with the question "how can I find a therapist". (T1)
7,0 3 12,5 2
4. Trajectory: Treatment intention to help-seeking Knowledge where to find and how to access available forms of help
More information about who offers help and about places to go (P16)
4,7 2 12,5 2
  1. Each respondent mentioning an influencing variable was counted once, even if his/her statements regarding the variable addressed different aspect