The world's largest and longest-running study on respiratory health
What is the TAHS?
The Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS), previously known as the Tasmanian Asthma Study, is the world’s largest and longest-running study on respiratory health. It started in 1968 and was initially designed to examine the prevalence of asthma in primary school children. Since then, the TAHS has evolved to become an internationally collaborated study and is one of the world’s key studies on asthma and other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. More than 50 years since the study commenced, the TAHS participants are still supporting and contribute to the advancement in our understanding of respiratory health. Click here to learn more about TAHS. You can also learn more about all the follow-up studies from 1968 up to the latest study in 2016 by clicking here
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Despite the fact that the study began in Tasmania, the 45840 TAHS participants now live all over Australia, with some also living abroad.
What is happening next with the TAHS
We are currently planning another follow-up study to be commenced in the next few years. This is the TAHS 7th decade study. We are inviting all the participants who were part of the original 1968 Tasmanian asthma study to partake in this study. To help us reach you better, please contact us if you would like to update your new contact information or if there are any questions related to the study.
Should you agree to participate in the study, we are inviting you to do a survey questionnaire on your general and lung health. If you are interested, you can choose to have it sent to your personal email, or to your residential address by clicking this link. Make sure to update your contact details as well!