Individual Study / SATSA

Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging

Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging

Initiatives -
To identify genetic as well as environmental influences that contribute to an individual's motivation and ability to create and maintain social support systems during the second half of the life course; combined twin/adoption.
Start Year
1987
End Year
2010
Funding
National Institute of Aging, The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging, Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Nancy Pedersen
    Karolinska Institutet

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The questionnaires were sent again at 3 year intervals in 1987, 1990, 1993 and after a break again in 2004, 2007, and 2010.
Supplementary Information
https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/ICPSR/studies/3843/datadocumentation

Marker Paper

Bergeman CS, Plomin R, Pedersen NL, McClearn GE, Nesselroade JR. Genetic and environmental influences on social support: the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging. J Gerontol. 1990;45(3):P101-P106. doi:10.1093/geronj/45.3.p101; Ericsson M, Lundholm C, Fors S, et al. Childhood social class and cognitive aging in the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114(27):7001-7006. doi:10.1073/pnas.1620603114

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
2,000 twins.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://ki.se/en/meb/satsa-the-swedish-adoption...