Welcome to the mensHealth Register. Thank you for being involved.
The purpose of the mensHealth Register
We strive to enhance well-being and reduce personal and workplace injury, chronic disease, anxiety and depression, sexual and reproductive ill-health and cancer amongst Australian men. We want to improve health services so that they better cater for the needs and preferences of men. Our focus on men does not disregard women's health but recognises that Australian men, on average, die younger and generally struggle more with their health in comparison to Australian women.
We need more Australian men like you involved in research to ensure that men are adequately represented. The time taken to find enough men also adds cost to research. mensHealth is a register of adult men of all ages and from all walks of life who we call upon to help us get our job done efficiently so that we can make some big gains in men's health.
What type of research do we do?
The research will range from simple surveys that seek your opinion on health related matters or ask about your health experiences, to studies trialling new devices or lifestyle programs that will require you providing us with some basic health data, to studies of new treatments or approaches to health care for particular health conditions. Research topics may include; healthy ageing - preventative health - fitness and nutrition - health services - chronic disease (e.g. diabetes, heart disease) - obesity - prostate cancer - mental health - urinary health - reproductive and sexual health - sleep health - work place health - fatherhood - testosterone. The mensHealth Register and research promoted by the Register are approved by Australian Human Research Ethics Committees.
What does registering involve?
Firstly, you need to consent to participating in the mensHealth Register, which you can do below. You will then be immediately directed to a registration form that asks a few brief questions including name, email, and postcode. You will also be asked whether you would like to fill out an optional short survey that asks questions about your health and lifestyle which will only take a few minutes to complete. This survey information will allow us to collectively profile the men participating in the register which will be useful for researchers when planning projects. Your confidential information is collected through a secure on-line platform and local server and only used for the purpose of Register activity.
How is your personal information protected?
Who manages mensHealth?
The mensHealth Register is managed by The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide. The Register will promote men's health projects being undertaken anywhere in Australia.
Can you change or withdraw your details?
Yes, of course. You can change or withdraw your details from the mensHealth Register at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. After contacting us you will be immediately removed from the Register.
Do you get paid?
There is no cost involved, nor will you be paid to be on the Register. However, some research projects will provide reimbursement for participation.
What are the risks and benefits of being involved in mensHealth Register?
Your involvement will allow you to have a say across a broad range of matters regarding men's health. You will also receive information about studies of new treatments for certain conditions you may suffer from. The potential risk of being a mensHealth Register member is breach of confidentiality. This risk is minimised through restricted access to your personal information and the use of a secure Australian server maintained at the University of Adelaide.