Activities

March 9, 2021

Covid-19 data collected within NEAR

The local databases in NEAR: H-70, SNAC-K, SNAC-N, SNAC-B, SHARE-Sweden, and SWEOLD are collecting data on Covid-19.

The Gothenburg H70 Birth Cohort Studies started collecting Covid-19 data via surveys between December 2020 and January 2021, where 1103 participated who were 75-76 years old and born 1944 were included. This was financially supported by FORMAS. The survey includes questions about attitude towards Covid-19 vaccination, lifestyle habits, feelings of worry, contact with healthcare, and Covid-19-related symptoms. During March 2021, the Gothenburg H70 Birth Cohort Studies will collect data on antibodies for Covid-19 using the same sample. This is a collaboration between
Folkhälsomyndigheten, Försvarsmakten, Mikrobiologen Sahlgrenska och Smittskydd Västra Götalandsregionen.

The Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC)- Kungsholmen, Blekinge and Nordanstig
In SNAC-K, 1231 participants, who were 69 years and older, underwent a telephone interview between May and September 2020.
In SNAC-B, 583 participants, who were 60-100 years old, underwent a telephone interview between August 2020 and February 2021.
In SNAC-N, 158 participants, who were 72 years and older, underwent a telephone interview between May and December 2020.
Information about health status, covid-19 related symptoms, mental health and cognition, physical activity, psychosocial consequences and formal and informal care during the pandemic were collected. Additional interviews are planned to be carried out in 2021-2022.

SHARE-Sweden: A specific Corona questionnaire has been carried out in 27 European countries via telephone from June until August 2020. For SHARE-Sweden, 1365 persons aged 50 years and older participated. To study the long-term impact of Covid-19, the SHARE Corona questionnaire will also be conducted in 2021.

The Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD) will collect Covid-19 data during the spring and summer of 2021 via telephone. Approximately 2500 persons aged 76 and older will be invited to participate. This study is financed by the Swedish Research Council (VR) and FORMAS/FORTE.

 


Pia Lundgren (nurse) during a covid interview for SNAC-K.
Photo: Mai Engström, Äldrecentrum.

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June 7, 2021

NEAR is looking for a Postdoc in Geriatric Epidemiology

NEAR is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to conduct work on epidemiological research on depression in relation to neurodegenerative disorders in older adults. The postdoc researcher will spend her or his time at KI and GU carrying out a project concerning the complex interrelations between psychiatric- and neurodegenerative disorders. The postdoc researcher will be working […]

May 28, 2021

NEAR Database Manager Meeting

The NEAR database managers held an e-meeting on 28 May on local electronic application systems, codebooks and updates for the Swedish National Data Service (SND).

May 28, 2021

NEAR is looking for a Biostatistician

NEAR is looking for a statistician to provide biostatistical and epidemiological support to the NEAR projects’ researchers. Primary job duties include: 1) Working as a member of a research team/study team to provide appropriate statistical input in the design, execution and analysis of studies; 2) Participating in the development of operations and procedures for the […]