Ten to Men: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health

Ten to Men: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health is the first large-scale, national, longitudinal study to focus on investigating and improving the health and wellbeing of men in Australia. To our knowledge, it is the largest longitudinal study of male health in the world. The study aims to investigate five broad themes in relation to Australian males: physical health; social and environmental determinants of health; health related behaviours; mental health and wellbeing; and health services and knowledge. Our most recent data collection took place in 2020- during the COVID pandemic, when some states where in lockdown. Something which we are immensely proud of is how we (The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and the Social Research Centre (SRC)) were able to adapt the data collection methodology in the midst of the pandemic to ensure the Ten to Men study continued and was able to reach as many men as possible. Pursuing this 2020, Wave 3 data collection has allowed us to understand some of the experiences of the men in the study at a unique point in time. The Ten to Men study has also had an incredible community impact in 2020/2021. During the last data collection, 3,125 (21.2%) study participants chose to donate their eGift card (given for study participation) to Beyond Blue or the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). This act summed a massive $62,680 to be donated to these Australian charities. Wave 3 was the third round of data collection for the study (2020/21), with round two completed in 2015/16 (Wave 2), and the first round captured in 2013/14 (Wave 1). We are well on our way to creating a longitudinal dataset on Australian men’s health that will hopefully contribute to improved programs, services and policies for all Australian men and boys. We are incredibly proud of our participants and the Ten to Men study and hope to continue with this important work for many years to come.

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