Healthy Ageing in Scotland
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
- 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).
- 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.
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
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
- Supplementary Information
- People aged over 50 in Scotland
Availability of data and biosamples
Availability of access information
On the study website : https://www.hagis.scot
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.