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Longitudinal cohort studies

Advance Directives Study

To ensure appropriate end-of-life decision-making at the moment a patient becomes incompetent, it is important to know as much as possible about the wishes of the patient concerning the end of life, especially since it is known that proxies’ and physicians’ assessments are not very accurate. more »

Amsterdam Cohort Onderzoek Genderdysforie (ACOG)

Gender Dysphoria (GD) is the feeling of incongruence between the experienced gender and the assigned sex. The ‘Amsterdam Cohort Onderzoek Genderdysforie’ (ACOG) aims to better understand this condition, to better understand its development from childhood to adulthood, to better understand the effects and side effects of treatment, and to develop and improve quality of care for individuals with gender dysphoria of all ages. more »

Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study

In 1974, a longitudinal study was planned to monitor over a period of four years the growth, health, and lifestyle of boys and girls entering secondary school. more »

ChecKid Study

Overweight is considered as one of the largest public health problems. This is worrisome because especially obesity in children is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, diabetes mellitus type 2 and psychosocial problems. more »

Diabetes Care System

To improve diabetes care in the community, several guidelines and diabetes management programs have been developed nationally and locally. more »

Geoscience and Health Cohort Consortium (GECCO)

The environment is receiving growing attention in medical research with respect to its relationship with health problems and well-being of individuals. The EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research (EMGO+) has recognized the importance of environmental factors for public health. Therefore, the EMGO+ Institute initiated and funded the Geoscience and Health Cohort Consortium (GECCO). more »

Hoorn Study

The initial objective of the Hoorn Study was to determine the prevalence of type 2 diabetes and associated risk factors in a study population of approximately 2,500 people. more »   

And more info about the Arateus van Cappadocië (AvC) foundation (in Dutch).

Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA)

LASA (Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam) is an interdisciplinary, longitudinal study on daily functioning and well-being of older persons (55+) and covers a period of over sixteen years as of 2009. more »

Netherlands Longitudinal Study on Hearing (NL-SH)

The National Longitudinal Study on Hearing (NL-SH), also internationally known as the Netherlands Longitudinal Study on Hearing, is an ongoing prospective cohort study implemented via the Internet. The NL-SH is a unique cohort, as it includes adults ranging from 18 to 70 years at baseline, and hearing impairment is the central topic under investigation. more »

Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA)

Depression and anxiety are common in all age groups. Approximately 19% of Dutch adults will experience depressive or anxiety disorders at some point in their lives. more »

RAI database

The RAI database at the VU medical center has been founded originally to support and stimulate research of the Department of Nursing Home Medicine. It came into existence in 1995 with the first batch of data from a nursing home that had begun to use the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI). more »

Netherlands Twin Register

The Netherlands Twin Register (NTR) was established in 1987 at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam for scientific research purposes. The study of twins and their family members can provide insight into what extent the causes of differences between individuals are determined by genetic and environmental influences. With the continuous help of the participating twins and their families, the NTR examines the influence of genes and environment on the development of the brain, intelligence, problem behavior in children, health and life styles, anxiety and depression, personality and aging. more »