Individual Study / HAGIS

Healthy Ageing in Scotland

Healthy Ageing in Scotland

Initiatives -
Broadly, the overarching aims of HAGIS are to further the understanding of pathways of ageing in Scotland for academic and policy purposes, and in doing so, to improve health and socioeconomic outcomes for older people.15 We wish to contribute a valued ageing data resource and to generate methodological advances that will benefit other global ageing studies. We specifically wish the pilot survey to mark the start of Scotland’s first comprehensive longitudinal study of ageing.
Start Year
2017
Funding
HAGIS is jointly funded by the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) of the United States and by the Nuffield Foundation. HAGIS also received some seedcorn funding from the Centre for Population Change (CPC), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. David Bell
    University of Stirling

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
HAGIS is the first Scottish study to follow older people over time -the intention is to re-interview members of the study at intervals of two years.

Marker Paper

Douglas E,Rutherford A, Bell D. Pilot study protocol to inform a future longitudinal study of ageing using linked administrative data: Healthy AGeing in Scotland (HAGIS). BMJ Open 2017;7:e018802. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2017-018802

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
People aged over 50 in Scotland

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.hagis.scot