The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
The main objective of LASA was to study the determinants, trajectories and consequences of physical, cognitive, emotional and social functioning
- Start Year
- Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, Directorate of Long-Term Care,Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and European Union FP7
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- Three cohorts :Two additional cohorts of respondents were recruited from the same sampling frames exactly 10 and 20 years after the baseline measurement of the initial sample: one in 2002–2003, and another in 2012–2013. LASA respondents are visited approximately every 3 to 4 years in their homes.
Hoogendijk EO, Deeg DJ, Poppelaars J, van der Horst M, Broese van Groenou MI, Comijs HC, Pasman HR, van Schoor NM, Suanet B, Thomése F, van Tilburg TG, Visser M, Huisman M. The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam: cohort update 2016 and major findings. Eur J Epidemiol. 2016 Sep;31(9):927-45. doi: 10.1007/s10654-016-0192-0. Epub 2016 Aug 20.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
- Supplementary Information
- Nationally representative sample of older adults aged 55–85 years (born between 1908 and 1937) from three regions in the Netherlands.
Availability of data and biosamples
Availability of access information
On the study website : https://www.lasa-vu.nl/index.htm
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.