Swedish National Study and Care in Blekinge

Overview

Acronym
SNAC-B
Website
SNAC-B
Investigators
  • Prof. Johan Sanmartin Berglund
    Blekinge Institute of Technology
Contacts
  • Ulrika Isaksson
    Blekinge Institute of Technology

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
2001
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)
All participants of the Population Study are followed-up each time they reach the age of an older cohort at base time, i.e. at the age of 66, 72, 78, 81, 84, 87, 90, 93, 96 and 99+ years. Participants in the Care System Study are followed up each time the decision for assistance is re-evaluated. This should be done at least once a year.
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
1,817 (No Limit)
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
1,800
Supplementary Information
For the Population Study, a panel of elders is taken from 10 different age cohorts, beginning at the age of 60 up to 96 years with a 6-year interval between the younger cohorts (up to 78 years) and a 3-year intervals thereafter. New cohorts of 60- and 81-year olds joined the study in 2007-2010, and 2014-2016, respectively. The Care System Study is a systematic, longitudinal, individually-based collection of data of all persons 65+ years living in the area with their registration connected to assistance decisions.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Marker Paper

Lagergren M, Fratiglioni L, Hallberg IR et al., A longitudinal study integrating population, care and social services data. The Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC). Aging Clin Exp Res. 2004 Apr;16(2):158-68.

PUBMED 15195992

Timeline

Populations

SNAC-B - Cohort 1

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
60
Maximum age
96
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
Karlskrona

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information
The sample was chosen in the national project SNAC and it was stratified for age cohort and year of assessment. Ten age cohorts were chosen with different intervals, being six years in the younger cohorts (60-78 years old), and three years in the older (81+ years old).

Sample Size

Number of Participants
1,402
SNAC-B - Cohort 2

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
60
Maximum age
81
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
Karlskrona

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information
The sample was chosen in the national project SNAC and it was stratified for age cohort and year of assessment. Ten age cohorts were chosen with different intervals, being six years in the younger cohorts (60-78 years old), and three years in the older (81+ years old).

Sample Size

Number of Participants
278

Data Collection Events

SNAC-B - Cohort 3

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
60
Maximum age
81
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
Karlskrona

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information
The sample was chosen in the national project SNAC and it was stratified for age cohort and year of assessment. Ten age cohorts were chosen with different intervals, being six years in the younger cohorts (60-78 years old), and three years in the older (81+ years old).

Sample Size

Number of Participants
137

Data Collection Events

SNAC-B - Care Sytem Study

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
65
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
Karlskrona
Other Criteria
Persons who only have meals-on-wheels, alarm or transport services from the municipality and/or the county council are excluded.

Sources of Recruitment

Specific Population
  • Other specific population : Users of elderly care or long-term home care or rehabilitation or special housing.

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 SNAC-B - Care System Study - Surveys 2001 Ongoing

Individual Studies Included

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