AUSTRALIAN COHORT AND LONGITUDINAL STUDIES
 

 

 

The Dubbo Study

      Study aims

To explore the biomedical and social dynamics of healthy ageing, service use and onset of disability and age-related diseases including cardiovascular diseases and dementia.

Status

Ongoing

Year commenced

1988

No. follow up

2

Timeframes

1988, 2000, 2002-3

Baseline sample size

2805

Sampling

Non-institutionalised residents of the Dubbo local government who were born before 1930

Gender

Both

Content

Social support, education level, cognitive function, physical activity, medical history and self-rated health

Data collection

Phone and personal interviews, a medical examination and record linkage to service provider databases.

Type of dementia

Dementia

Cognitive assessment

Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire

Location of research

Dubbo, NSW

Contact person

Associate Professor Leon Simons

Contact details

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Web address

dubbostudy.org

Funding agencies

NHMRC project grants, ARC SPIRT Grant, FaCS, Southern Cross Homes

Data availability

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