Follow-Up Facility-oriented survey of continuing participants (1st-7th wave)
"Brain and Mental Health Survey"

Oct, 2013 - Feb, 2016

National Institute for Longevity Sciences
Longitudinal Study of Aging


[Study Objective and Overview]

The purpose of this follow-up facility-oriented survey, "Brain and Mental Health Survey", was to investigate the current brain, mental health and lifestyle status of continuing participants (1st-7th wave) of the National Institute for Longevity Sciences - Longitudinal Study of Aging (NILS-LSA) .
From Oct, 2013 to Feb, 2016, 2,101 individuals participated in the survey. The table shows the age and gender distribution of the "Brain and MentalHealth Survey".
In compliance with the "Ethical Guidelines for Medical and Health Research Involving Human Subjects", this study was conducted with the approval of The Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology.

Table. Age and gender distribution of participants in the follow-up facility-oriented survey
"Brain and Mental Health Survey"

  40 to 49yrs 50 to 59yrs 60 to 69yrs 70 to 79yrs over 80yrs Total
Male 135 250 294 247 123 1,049
Female 149 274 264 237 128 1,052
Total 284 524 558 484 251 2,101

I. Background Examinations

II. Intake of Alcoholic Beverages

III. Psychological Examinations

IV. Physical Function Tests

V. Anthropometry and Physiological Examinations

VI. Head MRI Measurements