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Cohort Acronym
CHAMP

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Disease
Dementia (unclassified), Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

Participant type
No diagnosis

Profile
Recruitment Period 2005 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 1,705  
Estimated Current Sample Size  
Age at Recruitment >70   
Gender Male 
Abstract

The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP) is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive study of the health of older men ever conducted anywhere in the world. CHAMP involves 1705 men aged 70 years and older recruited from the community living near Concord Hospital in Sydney’s inner west. Subjects were recruited during 2005 and 2006 and subjects were re-assessed after two, five and nine years. A 14 year follow-up assessment (wave 5) is planned for 2019. Clinical dementia assessment was done at baseline but not in waves 2, 3, and 4. Clinical dementia assessment will be included in wave 5.

The study is particularly concerned with cognitive impairment and dementia; falls, fractures and osteoporosis; and urinary problems.

 
Country Australia 
Contact details
Institution name University of Sydney 
Principal Investiator (PI) Professor Robert Cumming 
Contact phone number  
Address School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. 
Funders (Core support) National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia|Ageing and Alzheimer's Research Foundation 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: Individual physiological, Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Reproductive
Biological samples: Blood
Genotyping: Gene screening
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Housing and accommodation, Informal support, Martial status, Occupation and employment
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
 
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