SWEOLD - Population
Data Collection Event
SWEOLD - Survey 2004
The interviews were carried out in the participants’ homes or institutions where they lived and were based on a structured questionnaire. Computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) was used in 2004. Proxy interviews were carried out if the subject was unable to answer all (indirect interview) or some of the questions (mixed interview) directly. A mail questionnaire was used if the subject had hearing problems or if the subject or the proxy did not want to answer the questions over the phone.
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, as well as with cognitive ADL tests.