Individual Study / CLS

Canberra Longitudinal Study

Canberra Longitudinal Study

Initiatives -
To investigate the epidemiology of cognitive decline, dementia and depressive disorders/symptoms over time and to identify factors influencing the course of cognitive decline and depression. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
1990
End Year
2002
Funding
This study was supported by grant 973302 from the National Health and Medical Research Council and by the Australian Rotary Health Research Fund.

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Philip Batterham
    ANU College of Health & Medicine
  • Dr Helen Christensen
    UNSW Sydney

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Baseline in 1990 and follow-up waves in 1994, 1998 and 2002.

Marker Paper

Christensen, Helen & Mackinnon, Andrew & Jorm, Anthony & Korten, Ailsa & Jacomb, Patricia & Hofer, Scott & Henderson, Scott. (2004). The Canberra Longitudinal Study: Design, Aims, Methodology, Outcomes and Recent Empirical Investigations. Aging Neuropsychology and Cognition - AGING NEUROPSYCHOL COGN. 11. 169-195. 10.1080/13825580490511053.

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,045
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other