Individual Study / SOPS

Sydney Older Person Study

Sydney Older Person Study

Initiatives -
To discuss the epidemiology of neurodegenerative disorders (NDDs) in relation to: each other, systemic disorders, death, lifestyle, risk factors and their impact on quality of life, service use and carers.
Start Year
1991
End Year
2003
Funding
Grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and an Infrastructure Stream C grant from the Department of Health of New South Wales, Australia.

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Helen Creasey
    Concord Hospital Hospital
  • Dr Hayley Bennet
    Neuroscience Research Australia

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Participants were evaluated on three occasions over 6 years.

Marker Paper

Creasey, H. & Waite, L.M. & Grayson, D.A. & Bennett, Hayley & Dent, O. & Broe, Gerald. (2008). The Impact of Neurodegenerative Disorders on Ageing: an Overview of the Sydney Older Persons Study. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 20. 10 - 16. 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2001.tb00343.x

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
630
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Subjects aged 75 and over, community living in the inner west region of Sydney

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other