The Kungsholmen project

Principal investigator(s):

Laura Fratiglioni - Karolinska Institute, Institutionen för Neurobiologi, Vårdvetenskap och Samhälle

Abstract:

Kungsholmen Project was conducted between 1987 and 2000. There was a population study on aging by about 2500 people participating. The project, run by the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute, is now completed, but data from the Kungsholmen Project is still used in research. Those who were invited to participate in the project were residents of Kungsholmen parish in 1987 and born in 1912 or earlier, hence the project name. Survey every three years On each examination, five times with at least three years, the participants got to meet a nurse, a doctor and psychologist. The nurse collected social data and measured the functional capacity, blood pressure and took blood samples. A relative or other close person got involved in a so-called kin interview. The medical examination consisted of a major medical and neurological examination. The psychologist did including various memory tests.

Contact:

Maria Wahlberg

Identifiers:

SND-ID:

Principal investigator(s):

Laura Fratiglioni - Karolinska Institute, Institutionen för Neurobiologi, Vårdvetenskap och Samhälle

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for various diseases has been one of the primary goals of Kungsholmen Project. Another has been to identify factors that lead to successful aging.

Abstract:

Kungsholmen Project was conducted between 1987 and 2000. There was a population study on aging by about 2500 people participating. The project, run by the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center in collaboration with the Karolinska Institute, is now completed, but data from the Kungsholmen Project is still used in research. Those who were invited to participate in the project were residents of Kungsholmen parish in 1987 and born in 1912 or earlier, hence the project name. Survey every three years On each examination, five times with at least three years, the participants got to meet a nurse, a doctor and psychologist. The nurse collected social data and measured the functional capacity, blood pressure and took blood samples. A relative or other close person got involved in a so-called kin interview. The medical examination consisted of a major medical and neurological examination. The psychologist did including various memory tests.

Time period(s) investigated:

1987-10-31 — 2000-12-31

Collection events:

1987-10-31 — 2000-12-31 (Interview)

Data collector: Stockholm Gerontology Research Center Foundation

1987-10-31 — 2000-12-31 (Measurements and tests)

Data collector: Stockholm Gerontology Research Center Foundation

Geographic location:

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Persons born 1912 or earlier

Time Method/Study design:

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Ethics Review Board:

Stockholm —Dnr: 87:148

Biobank:

Biobank is connected to the study

Publications

Link to publication list:

If you have published anything based on this study, please send a notification with a reference to your publication(s) to snd@snd.gu.se.

Dataset EXT 0209-001

Kungsholmen born 1912 or erlier

Description:

At the baseline examination, conducted 1987-89, 1810 participants born in 1912 or earlier attended. These were then followed up every three years; 1991-93, 1994-96, 1997-98 and 1999-2000.

Time period(s) investigated:

1987 — 2000

Number of individuals/objects:

1810

Dataset EXT 0209-002

Kungsholmen born 1915

Description:

At the follow-up 1991-93 a new cohort born 1915 was examined. The participants were followed untill 2000.

Time period(s) investigated:

1991 — 2000

Number of individuals/objects:

123

Dataset EXT 0209-003

St Göran born 1902 or erlier

Description:

At the follow-up 1991-93 a new cohort born 1902 or erlier was examined. The participants were followed untill 2000.

Time period(s) investigated:

1991 — 2000

Number of individuals/objects:

323