Study Description

Title

2015 (Age 69)

Alternate Title

Home Visit 2015

Principal Investigator

Professor Diana Kuh

Publisher

Medical Research Council

Abstract

Data collection was carried out at home visits to cohort members by research nurses recruited and employed by the fieldwork partners Kantar Public and Medicals Direct Group (MDG). An electronic questionnaire (CAPI) was administered by nurses using laptop computers to ask about health, vision, hearing, knee and hand stiffness, medication use, disability, difficulties with daily activities, personal care, alcohol consumption, smoking, exercise, time spent sitting down and whether biological parents are still alive. Nurses also administered tests of lower body strength and balance, and made body measurements, and measured pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory function and grip strength. They also took a non-fasting blood sample and while the bloods were prepared for centrifuging cohort members were asked to complete a short paper questionnaire that included the short (28 item) General Health Questionnaire including the psychosis screening questions. Nurses also administered the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive examination (ACE), visual search task and finger tapping test. At the end of the home visit cohort members were asked if they would like to wear an activity monitor for the following 7 days. Nurses left a short activity questionnaire with the study members who had consented to wear the monitor and this was to be completed and returned by post along with the monitor at the end of the 7 day period. The home visit, including blood sample collection, took place at age 69 for the majority (97%), and at 70 years for the remainder.

Study website: http://www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk/

Coverage

Geographical Coverage Description

Country

Country
GB:ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data, Measurement Data, Assessment Data, Biosample Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

2015 Nurse Home Schedule

Name

nshd_15_nhs

Label

2015 Nurse Home Schedule

Collection Organization
Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
2015 - 2016
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviewing.

2015 Home Visit - Paper Tests

Name

nshd_15_pt

Label

2015 Home Visit - Paper Tests

Collection Organization
Collection Organization
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face paper-and-pencil interviewing.

2015 Home Visit - Self-Completion Booklet

Name

nshd_15_scb

Label

2015 Home Visit - Self-Completion Booklet

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
2015 - 2016

2015 Activity Study - Activity Questionnaire

Name

nshd_15_aq

Label

2015 Activity Study - Activity Questionnaire

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
2015 - 2016
Mode of Data Collection

Registering by mechanical or electronic means, in a form that allows the information to be retrieved and/or reproduced.

Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered questionnaire using a traditional paper questionnaire.