Please respond to this survey by 30 April 2018. It should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. 

This survey has been prepared and distributed by Global Action on Men's Health (GAMH), a NGO that is working to improve policy and practice on the health of men and boys globally and nationally.
 
GAMH has received funding from Sanofi to produce a report on self-care which looks at the beliefs, attitudes and behaviours of men and boys, examples of successful interventions by health and other organisations, the potential for improvement, and recommendations for action on research, policy and practice.

The project will take a global perspective and draw on the experience and expertise of GAMH's members and others working in the field of men's and boys' health.

Individual respondents will not be identified in any public references to this project.
 
A note on definitions
 
A variety of definitions and descriptions of self-care have been suggested by different organisations. GAMH is currently working with the International Self Care Foundation's framework for self-care which contains seven ‘pillars’ or ‘domains’: 

1. Health literacy – includes: the capacity of individuals to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions

2. Self-awareness of physical and mental condition – includes: knowing one's body mass index (BMI), cholesterol level, blood pressure; engaging in health screening.

3. Physical activity – practicing moderate intensity physical activity such as walking, cycling, or participating in sports at a desirable frequency.

4. Healthy eating – includes: having a nutritious, balanced diet with appropriate levels of calorie intake.

5. Risk avoidance or mitigation – includes: quitting tobacco, limiting alcohol use, getting vaccinated, practicing safe sex, using sunscreens.

6. Good hygiene – includes: washing hands regularly, brushing teeth, washing food.

7. Rational and responsible use of products, services, diagnostics and medicines – includes: being aware of dangers, using responsibly when necessary.

Self-care is relevant both to people who are currently healthy and to those who have a specific health problem.
 

* 1. How would you broadly assess men's and boys' engagement in self-care in the fields you are familiar with? (Choose one)

* 2. How would you broadly assess health organisations' engagement with men and boys on self-care in the fields you are familiar with? (Health organisations include local and national health providers in the public, private and charitable sectors) (Choose one)

* 3. Which health and related issues do you think should be covered in GAMH's report on men and self-care? (Choose as many as you like)

These options are based on the International Self Care Foundations 'Seven Pillars' framework (see above for more information about this)

* 4. What are the biggest structural/social barriers to better self care for men and boys at the international level? (Please list up to 5 - or leave blank)

* 5. What are the biggest structural/social barriers to self care for men and boys at the national level? (Please list up to 5 - or leave blank)

* 6. What are the biggest structural/social barriers to self care for men and boys at the local level? (Please list up to 5 - or leave blank)

* 7. What are the most important steps international health organisations could take to improve the self care of men and boys? (Please list up to 5 - or leave blank)

* 8. What are the most important steps national health organisations could take to improve the self care of men and boys? (Please list up to 5 - or leave blank)

* 9. What are the most important steps local health organisations could take to improve the self care of men and boys? (Please list up to 5 - or leave blank)

* 10. Do you think that health organisations should develop gender-sensitive approaches to self-care that take account of men and boys? (Choose one)

* 11. Do you think it would be useful for GAMH to develop guidance for health organisations on developing gender-specific approaches to self-care that take account of men and boys? (Choose one)

* 12. Are you aware of any good case studies of self care for men and boys? 

* 13. Please add any other comments about men, boys and self-care.

* 14. What is your role? (Choose one)

* 15. In which country are you based? (Please state)

* 16. What is your name, organisation and email address? (Optional)

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