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General population-based cohort
2006 - present
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting
Estimated Current Sample Size
Age at Recruitment
Male and Female
The Belgian Ageing Studies project (BAS) was developed by researchers at the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and University College Ghent (Hogeschool Gent). Established in the early 2000s, the BAS team engages in the scientific study of the social aspects of ageing.
The aim of the research programme of the Belgian Ageing Studies is to:
- Provide an instrument to measure the living conditions and quality of life of older people in Belgian municipalities.
- Promote evidence-based policy at the local level by providing input and mobilizing knowledge for planning and inclusive policy programmes.
- Support the process of creating age-friendly communities.
- Examine trends in particular municipalities by conducting follow-up studies.
Last update – 28/02/2017
Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
University College Ghent (Hogeschool Gent)
Principal Investiator (PI)
Professor Liesbeth De Donder
Contact phone number
+32 (0) 26292531
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Department of Educational Sciences
Pleinlaan 2 - 1050
Funders (Core support)
Brain related measures: Mental health
Funtional rating: N/A
Physical: Hearing and Vision
Biological samples: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Physical activity
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Informal support, Marital status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
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