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Cohort study on clustering of lifestyle risk factors and understanding its association with stress on health and wellbeing among school teachers in Malaysia (CLUSTer)

Cohort study on clustering of lifestyle risk factors and understanding its association with stress on health and wellbeing among school teachers in Malaysia (CLUSTer)

Initiatives -
To study teachers in Malaysia with respect to clustering of lifestyle risk factors and work related stress, and subsequently, to follow-up the population for important health outcomes. Specific objectives: * to describe the prevalence of exposures of interest; * to compare differences in work related stress across clusters of lifestyle risk factors; * to determine the baseline and subsequent occurrence of chronic conditions of interest; * to assess associations between baseline and repeated measures of work-related stress and lifestyle risk factors (life course) and risks of obesity, hypertension, IGT, DM, CHD, stroke, cancers and kidney failuree; * to examine associations between environmental risk factors with risks of obesity, hypertension, IGT, DM, CHD, stroke, cancers and kidney failure. *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
2013
End Year
2016
Funding
Ministry of Education High Impact Research Grant (H-20001-00-E2000069) and the University Malaya Research Program grant (RP001B-13HTM)

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Foong Ming Moy
    Julius Centre University of Malaya

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
2 years after baseline a questionnaire, measurement environmental risk factors, blood sampling and spot urine were carried out. Then active follow-up of health status will be carried out every two years using multiple sources including contacting the participants via telephone or face-to-face contact. Health events such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, coronary heart diseases, stroke, cancers and kidney failure will be self-reported as doctors’diagnosis. Death and cause of death will be obtained by linkage with the National Death Registry.

Marker Paper

Moy FM, Hoe VC, Hairi NN, Buckley B, Wark PA, Koh D, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Bulgiba AM. Cohort study on clustering of lifestyle risk factors and understanding its association with stress on health and wellbeing among school teachers in Malaysia (CLUSTer)--a study protocol. BMC Public Health. 2014 Jun 17;14:611. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-611.

PUBMED 24938383

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Other : Teachers from primary and secondary schools in Peninsular Malaysia

Number of participants

Number of participants
15,000
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other