The Kungsholmen project

SND-ID: EXT 0209

This study is part of the collection NEAR - National E-Infrastructure for Aging Research in Sweden

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Description

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.

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

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Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Ethics Review

Stockholm - Ref. 87:148

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Persons born 1912 or earlier

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

1987-10-31–2000-12-31

Biobank is connected to the study

Yes

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Stockholm County

Publications
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Dataset 1
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.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated

1987–2000

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1987-10-31–2000-12-31
  • Data collector: Stockholm Gerontology Research Center Foundation
  • Source of the data: Biological samples

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1987-10-31–2000-12-31
  • Data collector: Stockholm Gerontology Research Center Foundation
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

1810

Dataset 2
Kungsholmen born 1915

Description

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

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated

1991–2000

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1987-10-31–2000-12-31
  • Data collector: Stockholm Gerontology Research Center Foundation
  • Source of the data: Biological samples

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1987-10-31–2000-12-31
  • Data collector: Stockholm Gerontology Research Center Foundation
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

123

Dataset 3
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.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated

1991–2000

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1987-10-31–2000-12-31
  • Data collector: Stockholm Gerontology Research Center Foundation
  • Source of the data: Biological samples

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1987-10-31–2000-12-31
  • Data collector: Stockholm Gerontology Research Center Foundation
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

323

Published: 2016-11-01
Last updated: 2020-01-31