The general aim of the Kungsholmen Project is to provide new knowledge concerning the human aging process from medical, psychological, and social perspectives, with special focus on dementia disorders.

Study Design

Study Design Cohort
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)

The KP involves 5 times of assessment spanning a period of 13 years.

Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants

1,810

Number of Participants with Biosamples

1,810

Access

Access to external researchers or third parties provided or foreseen.

Data (questionnaire-derived, measured...)

Biosamples

Marker Paper

Fratiglioni L, Viitanen M, Bäckman L, Sandman PO, Winblad B. Occurrence of dementia in advanced age: the study design of the Kungsholmen Project. Neuroepidemiology. 1992;11 Suppl 1:29-36.

PUBMED 1603245

Study Timeline

Each colour in the timeline graph below represents a separate Study Population, while each segment in the graph represents a separate Data Collection Event. Clicking on a segment gives more detailed information on a Data Collection Event.

Populations

KP-12 population

KP-12 population consists of inhabitants of the Kungsholmen district of Stockholm, born in 1912 or before. The population includes both community-dwelling and institutionalized persons.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 75
Country Sweden
Territory

Kungsholmen district of Stockholm

Sample Size

Number of Participants

1,810

Number of Participants with Biosamples

1,810

Supplementary Information about Number of Participants

Phase I: 1810 participants

Phase II: 668 participants

Phase III: 1099 participants

Phase IV: 680 participants

Phase V: 421 participants

Phase VI: 265 participants

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
KP - Phase II

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19871989
KP - Phase I

The initial screening involved a nurse...

19871989
KP - Phase III

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19911993
KP - Phase IV

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19941996
KP - Phase V

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19971998
KP - Phase VI

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19992000

KP-St-Göran population

St-Göran population consists of inhabitants of St-Göran parish, born in 1902 or before who were added to the study during phase III.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 90
Country Sweden
Territory

St-Göran parish

Sample Size

Number of Participants

323

Number of Participants with Biosamples

323

Supplementary Information about Number of Participants

Phase III: 323 participants

Phase IV: 156 participants

Phase V: 71 participants

Phase VI: 29 participants

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
KP - Phase III

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19911993
KP - Phase IV

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19941996
KP - Phase V

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19971998
KP - Phase VI

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19992000

KP-15 population

KP-15 population consist of inhabitants of the Kungsholmen district of Stockholm, born in 1915. The population include both community-dwelling and institutionalized persons and was added to the study during phase III.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 75
Country Sweden
Territory

Kungsholmen district of Stockholm

Sample Size

Number of Participants

123

Number of Participants with Biosamples

123

Supplementary Information about Number of Participants

Phase III: 123 participants

Phase IV: 88 participants

Phase V: 71 participants

Phase VI: partic53 ipants

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
KP - Phase III

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19911993
KP - Phase IV

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19941996
KP - Phase V

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19971998
KP - Phase VI

All participants were interviewed by nurses,...

19992000
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