The longitudinal urban cohort ageing study (LUCAS): study protocol and participation in the first decade Full Text
BMC Geriatrics, 07/17/2012
Dapp U et al. – Longitudinal Urban Cohort Ageing Study (LUCAS) shows that a cohort study of older persons is feasible and can maintain a good participation rate over ten years, even when extensive self–reported health data are collected repeatedly through self–filled questionnaires. Evidently individual health developments of elderly persons can be tracked quantifying simultaneously behaviour, co–morbidity, functional competence and their changes.