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Study design and methods of the Ansan Geriatric Study (AGE study)

Title
Study design and methods of the Ansan Geriatric Study (AGE study)
Authors
Han C.Jo S.A.Kim N.H.Jo I.Park M.H.
Ewha Authors
조인호
SCOPUS Author ID
조인호scopus
Issue Date
2009
Journal Title
BMC Neurology
ISSN
1471-2377JCR Link
Citation
vol. 9
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Background: The overall objective of the Ansan Geriatric Study (AGE study) was to describe the prevalence, incidence, and related risk factors for geriatric diseases in elderly Koreans. Methods/Design: The AGE study was designed as a population-based prospective cohort study on health, aging, and common geriatric diseases of elderly Koreans aged 60 to 84 years. The inception cohort was recruited in May 2002. The first-wave and second-wave studies were performed using uniform and structured procedures. At the screening study, 2,767 participants were enrolled. Participants (1391 in the first wave study and 841 in the second wave study) were recruited and completed the evaluation. The prevalence of geriatric disease and related factors in elderly Koreans were estimated. Discussion: Here, we report the design and sampling participants, measurement tools, and characteristics of the AGE study. This cohort study will allow a detailed study of the longitudinal comprehensive data on health information of elderly Koreans, thereby contributing to policy formulation and planning of health, welfare management, and other social services in Korea. © 2009 Han et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
DOI
10.1186/1471-2377-9-10
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