The Kungsholmen project

SND-ID: EXT 0209

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Description

Kungsholmen Project was conducted between 1987 and 2000. It was a population study on aging with 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 apart, the participants met a nurse, a doctor and a psychologist. The nurse collected social data and measured the functional capacity, blood pressure and took blood samples. A relative or other close person was involved in a so-called kin interview. The medical examination consisted of a major medical and neurological examination. The psychologist performed various memory tests.

Aim:

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

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Responsible department/unit

Stockholm Gerontology Research Center

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

Yes

Sensitive personal data

Yes

Type of personal data

Pseudonymised data

Code key exists

Yes

Ethics Review

Stockholm - Ref. 87:148

Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

Persons born 1912 or earlier

Study design

Observational study

Cohort study

Cohort study: Prospective

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

1987-10-31 – 2000-12-31

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.
This dataset contains variables from phase I, II, III, IV, V and VI.

For details go to http://www.kungsholmenprojct.se

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
Dataset 2
Kungsholmen born 1915

Description

At the follow-up 1991-93 a new cohort born 1915 was examined. 123 participants were followed until 2000.
This dataset contains variables from phase III, IV, V and VI.

For details go to http://www.kungsholmenprojct.se

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated

1991-01-01 – 2000-01-01

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
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.
This dataset contains variables from phase III, IV, V and VI.

For details go to http://www.kungsholmenprojct.se

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated

1991-01-01 – 2000-01-01

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
Published: 2016-11-01
Last updated: 2022-03-07