Initiative / EPOSA

European Project on Osteoarthritis

European Project on Osteoarthritis

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EPOSA is a collaborative study involving six cohort studies on ageing from six countries from North to South Europe. This initiative studies the personal and societal burden and its determinants of osteoarthritis in the aging European population using data from six population-based cohort studies across Europe.
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Members

Investigators Contacts
  • eposa@vumc.nl
  • Erik J Timmermans
  • Natasja M van Schoor
  • Laura Schaap
  • Dorly JH Deeg

General Information

Year created
2010
Types of cohorts
  • Population cohort
Countries
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden
Setting
International
Funding
This project has received funding from an anonymous funder.
Criteria of cohort's to be included
Criteria for selection were a good representation of countries across Europe, different physical and social environments and health care systems. In addition, initially (for the post-harmonisation) a requirement was the existence of a running cohort study on older people
Health topic
Socio-environmental context
  • NA

Participants

Number of participants

Total
2,941
With harmonized data
1,949

Age range of the samples

Minimum age
65
Maximum age
85

Methodology for harmonization and integration

Strategy of harmonization
Ex-ante
Data processing methods
  • NA
  • Type of infrastructure
    Some centrally, other locally
    Integrative data analysis
    • Pooled analyses
    Software
  • SPSS
  • Supplementary information
    Total number of participants with harmonized data: Baseline: 2942 (GER: 407, IT: 468, NL:574, SP: 539, SW: 510, UK: 444) Follow-up: 2455 (GER:336, IT: 319, NL: 483, SP: 457, SW:450, UK: 410) Total number of harmonized variables: Baseline: 500 Follow-up: 360 The coordinating centre developed the harmonized dataset in cooperation with the partners. Data dictionary baseline: https://www.eposa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/EPOSACodebook-Baseline.pdf and follow-up: https://www.eposa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/EPOSACodebook-Follow-up.pdf Data request form: https://www.eposa.org/data-requests/ More information: Design paper: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/14/138 Outcome paper social isolation: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jgs.16159 Outcome paper falls: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049017220300299?via%3Dihub

    Number of cohorts

    Total
    6
    With harmonized data
    6
    Will more cohorts be harmonized?
    Number of harmonized variables (max.)
    500

    Access

    Availability of metadata
    Under request
    Availability of individual data
    Under request