SNAC-K - Cohort 1
The SNAC-K population consists of a random sample of individuals living both at home and in institutions, in the central part of Stockholm, Kungsholmen.
Data Collection Event
SNAC-K - Cohort 1 - Baseline
Each subject was examined for six hours on average; two hours for the social interview and the assessment of physical functioning (performed by a nurse); two hours for clinical examination, including geriatric, neurological and psychiatric assessment (performed by a physician); and two hours for cognitive assessment (performed by a psychologist).
The nurse interview assesses: demographic data, living arrangement, education and current and past occupational history, current and past socioeconomic status, life habits including alcohol consumption and smoking, physical functioning with information collected on ADL, IADL, motility and strength, sensory functions, observational tests concerning hand strength, walking speed and balance, use of medical and social facilities, and formal and informal care received and provided.
The clinical form includes: family and past clinical history, current and past use of drugs, geriatric examination (general status, heart with ECG and lung function, blood pressure measurements, and symptoms including pain), neurological examination (episodic and semantic memory, language, abstract thinking, praxis, visuospatial ability, gnosis and frontal lobe tests), dementia severity according to the Clinical Dementia Rating scale, psychiatric examination (Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale and Neuropsychiatric Inventory), laboratory tests for all subjects, and diagnostic conclusions according to standardized criteria.
The psychological test battery assesses five major cognitive domains: episodic memory, mental tempo, executive functioning, spatial function and semantic memory.
The self-administered questionnaire includes: social network, leisure activities, nutritional assessment, health related life quality (Short Form 12 Health Survey), Neugarten Life Satisfaction Index, well-being assessed by PANAS, and Ware´s Health Perceptions Questionnaire.
For a sub sample of 613 participants MRI brain scanning was done