Activities

February 6, 2020

New data to be collected within the NEAR projects

The different regional projects within The Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC) have begun their 7th wave of data collection in 2019 and will continue into 2022. In this phase there is both a follow-up of previous participants and also a recruitment of new cohorts of 60 and 81 year olds.

The Gothenburg population studies consist of several cohorts (H70, H85, H95+) and a Women’s Survey (KVUS).
– In the H70 cohort, data were collected at the age of 75, in 2019. This data collection is expected to continue in 2020 and the last surveys will be completed in the spring of 2021.
– In the H85 cohort, surveys of the cohort born in 1930 at the age of 88 were completed in 2019. Investigation at the age of 90 will begin in the autumn of 2020.
– In the H95+ cohort, a survey of the cohort born 1923-24 at the age of 95 was completed in 2019. Survey at 97 years starts in the autumn of 2020.
– In the KVUS Survey, a 50-year follow-up  was completed in 2019. The 52-year follow-up will begin in the autumn of 2020.

The SWEOLD project has started the 6th wave of data collection. SWEOLD is partly based on a follow-up of persons who have previously been  interviewed in the LNU, but who are now 76 years of age or older. Moreover, this year includes an additional selection of the very oldest (85+), as well as two regional samples in Dalarna and Stockholm.

 

 

More activities

December 1, 2021

NEAR presented at the 7th annual Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University

The Database Coordinator of NEAR, Alexander Darin-Mattsson presented NEAR at the 7th annual Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA) in Växjö, Sweden, 1 December 2021.   

December 1, 2021

NEAR presented at the Center for Alzheimer Research morning coffee

The Scientific Communicator of NEAR, Linnea Sjöberg, presented NEAR at the virtual morning coffee meeting with the Center for Alzheimer Research (CAR) at Karolinska Institutet (KI), 1 December 2021. The seminar rendered a lot of discussion on the possibilities and potential use of the NEAR data among the participating researchers.    

October 27, 2021

NEAR’s third workshop, 27 October 2021

NEAR’s third workshop entitled: ”Methodological issues in harmonizing and pooling of data” was conducted on-site, as well as online with 70 attending participants. It was chaired by Debora Rizzuto. After a short update and welcome addressed by Laura Fratiglioni, Alexander Darin-Mattsson and Xiaonan Hu presented how to conduct a study within NEAR and demonstrated the […]