SWEOLD - Population
Data Collection Event
SWEOLD - Survey 1992
The interviews were carried out in the participants’ homes or institutions where they lived and were based on a structured questionnaire. If necessary, a proxy (close relative or caretaker) provided an indirect interview of the participant. In 1992 the interviewers used paper questionnaires.
Information collected included individuals’ command over resources in terms of family and social relations, material living conditions (income and wealth), health, education, political life, leisure time activities, housing conditions, and in contrast with the Swedish Level of Living Surveys (LNU), functional abilities and ADLs were included as well. In addition to this, information about the respondent’s children, geographical proximity, generational transfers, conflicts and emotional closeness was also collected.
Cognitive function was also assessed using a condensed version of the Mini-Mental State Exam.