SNAC - The Swedish National study on Aging and Care. Substudy: SNAC-B

Principal investigator(s):

Johan Sanmartin Berglund - Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Health

Abstract:

The national study SNAC - The Swedish National Study on Aging and Care, includes four participating areas: SNAC-Blekinge, SNAC Kungsholmen, SNAC Nordanstig and SNAC Skåne (GÅS). In all four areas, a research centre conducts a population study and a health care system study. (Metadata related to the main study SNAC and the other participating areas can be found under the Related studies tab). SNAC- Blekinge is headed by a steering group of researchers with Professor Johan Sanmartin Berglund as principal investigator. The project is supported by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Kristianstad University and Linnaeus University in Växjö. Blekinge County Council is cooperating with the municipality of Karlskrona. ´ In addition to the national design and objectives a number of separate research questions have been of special interest to the research team in Blekinge. These are as follows: - Dental health and care - a general assessment of elderly between 60 and 96 years of age with a particular focus on identifying osteoporosis using dental X-ray examinat

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Johan Sanmartin Berglund

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Principal investigator(s):

Johan Sanmartin Berglund - Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Health

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Purpose:

The aim is to provide information about how social environment, lifestyle and earlier diseases effect health and wellbeing in old age. One of the special interests to the research team in Blekinge is dental health and the impact to general health.

Abstract:

The national study SNAC - The Swedish National Study on Aging and Care, includes four participating areas: SNAC-Blekinge, SNAC Kungsholmen, SNAC Nordanstig and SNAC Skåne (GÅS). In all four areas, a research centre conducts a population study and a health care system study. (Metadata related to the main study SNAC and the other participating areas can be found under the Related studies tab). SNAC- Blekinge is headed by a steering group of researchers with Professor Johan Sanmartin Berglund as principal investigator. The project is supported by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Kristianstad University and Linnaeus University in Växjö. Blekinge County Council is cooperating with the municipality of Karlskrona. ´ In addition to the national design and objectives a number of separate research questions have been of special interest to the research team in Blekinge. These are as follows: - Dental health and care - a general assessment of elderly between 60 and 96 years of age with a particular focus on identifying osteoporosis using dental X-ray examinat

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Time period(s) investigated:

2001 — ongoing

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 60 or over, residing in Karlskrona Municipality.

Time Method/Study design:

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Stratified

Biobank:

Biobank is connected to the study