SNAC-B - Cohort 2
The SNAC-B population consists of a random sample of : 60, 81 year old individuals living both at home and in institutions, in municipality of Karlskrona.
Data Collection Event
SNAC-B - Cohort 2 - Baseline
The nurse interview assesses: demographic data, living arrangement, education and current and past occupational history, current and past socioeconomic status and physical functioning with information collected on ADL, IADL, observational tests concerning hand strength, walking speed and balance, use of medical and social facilities, and formal and informal care received and provided. 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, life habits including alcohol, drug and smoking consumption and experience of oral health and dentistry. The psychological test battery assesses five major cognitive domains: episodic memory, mental tempo, executive functioning, spatial function and semantic memory. Family and past clinical history was assessed. Moreover, there was 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, 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. In SNAC-B each participant is doing a dental survey, the dental examination contains OPG x-rays, photos taken on the teeth, and an exhalation test is done. We look at pocket depths, bleeding and caries. The dental hygienist takes samples such as saliva and bacterial samples.
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