Lund 80+

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Torbjörn Svensson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Björn Slaug - Lund University

Description:

Lund 80 + cohort is a longitudinal population based cohort with sequential design that started in 1988. All residents of Lund, born in 1908 and then 80 years, were invited for a first examination. The baseline population consisted of 315 individuals, of whom 212 agreed to be examined (146 females and 66 males). In the en, 165 participants (113 women and 52 men) were analyzed, after exclusion of 47 individuals due to imparied cognition, denied participation and incomplete data. Each survey, which included a general medical examination and psychological tests, took about 3 to 4 hours and was done by a doctor and a psychologist. The subjects were asked to answer questions if they felt depressed, how satisfied they were with life, trouble sleeping, irritability, nervousness, problems of the stomach and headache among other things. Additional information such as education and family relationships were collected by a nurse. Five years later, in 1993, the same individuals were invited for re-examination number 1. At the same time also individuals born in 1913, and then 80 years of age 1993, were invi

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Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Torbjörn Svensson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Björn Slaug - Lund University

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0120

Purpose:

To investigate the health in the older population and explore whether helping them cope with problems can make them feel better.

Description:

Lund 80 + cohort is a longitudinal population based cohort with sequential design that started in 1988. All residents of Lund, born in 1908 and then 80 years, were invited for a first examination. The baseline population consisted of 315 individuals, of whom 212 agreed to be examined (146 females and 66 males). In the en, 165 participants (113 women and 52 men) were analyzed, after exclusion of 47 individuals due to imparied cognition, denied participation and incomplete data. Each survey, which included a general medical examination and psychological tests, took about 3 to 4 hours and was done by a doctor and a psychologist. The subjects were asked to answer questions if they felt depressed, how satisfied they were with life, trouble sleeping, irritability, nervousness, problems of the stomach and headache among other things. Additional information such as education and family relationships were collected by a nurse. Five years later, in 1993, the same individuals were invited for re-examination number 1. At the same time also individuals born in 1913, and then 80 years of age 1993, were invi

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Time period(s) investigated:

1988 — ongoing

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Lund Municipality

Unit of analysis:

Population:

The population consists of all residents in Lund which fills eighty years, at the times that examinations are carried out.

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Funding:

Swedish Research Council

Contact person for questions about the data:

Torbjörn Svensson

Is part of collection at SND:

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Publications

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Stålbrand IS, Svensson T, Elmståhl S, Horstmann V, Hagberg B, Dehlin O, Samuelsson G. Subjective health and illness, coping and life satisfaction in an 80-year-old Swedish population-implications for mortality. Int J Behav Med. 2007;14(3):173-80

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Lund 80+

Description:

Every five year, participants are invited to a follow up and new individuals (aged 80 years) are invited to participate in the study.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1988

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Psychological measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1988

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1988

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Psychological measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1993

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1993

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1993

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Psychological measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1998

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1998

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1998

Source of the data: Population group

Response rate/participation rate:

ca 50-70 %