Cohort Descriptives

Variable Response
Cohort Name HealthWise Wales
Cohort Acronym HWW
Study Overview HealthWise Wales aims to: a) create a register of participants that are ready to participate in research studies, b) actively engage the population in health and social care research, and c) develop a cohort to investigate the widest possible range of social, environment and biological determinants of health and wellbeing during the life-course, and evaluate interventions for effectiveness.
#Subjects at Baseline 29,495 (May 2019)
Institution Name Cardiff University, Health and Care Research Wales
Department Name Division of Population Medicine
City Cardiff
Study/Database Website

https://www.healthwisewales.gov.wales

Principal Investigator (PI) Prof. Shantini Paranjothy
Population Based Study? Yes
Family Based Study? No
Clinical based sample? No
Is there follow-up data available? Yes
Were participants included prior to development of dementia (may refer to controls only)? Yes
Were participants included prior to development of MCI (may refer to controls only)? Yes
How is data collected? Internet: Online
Who carries out data collection? Participants
Does this take place in participants' homes or at a central location? Home
Do participants take part individually or are families/partners involved? Individually
Dementia cases ascertained as part of study: No
Diagnosis based on review of existing clinical data No
Was diagnosis/primary outcomes made blind to exposure variables? No
How many times followed up? 2
How regular is follow-up? Every 6 months
Study start date 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Is study ongoing? Yes
Is study still recruiting? Yes
Inclusion criteria 16+ years of age, living and accessing healthcare in Wales
Exclusion criteria Under 16 years of age, not living in Wales

Administration

Sub-category Variable type Variables generally collected
Study ID Y
Age Y
Sex Y

Sociodemographic

Sub-category Variable type Variables generally collected
Age Y
Age at time of death Y
Sex Y
Ethnicity Y
Employment Status Y

Psychological Status

Sub-category Variable type Variables generally collected
Are you providing care? Y
Have you had to give up work to do so? Y

Lifestyle

Sub-category Variable type Variables generally collected
Smoking Y
Pack years Y
Passive smoking Y
Current smoking Y
Former smoking Y
Alcohol Y
Units per day/week vs weekend Y
Specified beverage type (wine, spirits, beers) Y
Abstainers/former users Y
Binge drinking Y
Physical activity and exercise Y
Type of exercise: heavy, light Y
Exercise duration Y
Occupation possible job matrices Y
Diet Y

Physical Examination

Sub-category Variable type Variables generally collected
Weight (self-reported) Y
Height (self-reported) Y