Canterbury Health, Ageing and Lifecourse Study (CHALICE)
posted by Research Admin on 19 March 2015
Commencing August 2010, CHALICE is a multidisciplinary prospective random cohort study and biobank of 1,000 Canterbury adults aged 49–51 years at inception, stratified by self-identified Māori (n=200) and non-Māori (n=800) ethnicity.
The study will examine factors which could affect health, such as diet, lifestyle, attitudes, personality, social factors and genetics. Factors for diseases associated with ageing will also be examined, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, dementia, eye disease, infections, bowel cancer and depression.
A detailed follow-up assessment will occur every 5 years, with a brief postal follow-up assessment undertaken annually.
To view the study's rationale, design and methodology, go to: http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/126-1375/5678/
Another description of the programme is available at: http://www.otago.ac.nz/profiles/otago065858.html
Aug 1, 2010