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Geelong Osteoporosis Study Health Database

Pasco, Julie , Geelong Osteoporosis Study Health Database [data collection], Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS).

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Field of Research 111706 Epidemiology
Socio Economic Objective 920116 Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Name of data collection Geelong Osteoporosis Study Health Database
Alternative title GOS Health Database
Creator(s) Pasco, JulieORCID iD for Pasco, Julie orcid.org/0000-0002-8968-4714
Related institution(s) Barwon Health
Material type .mbd
database
data
ANDS collection type dataset
Collection start date 1993
Project name Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS)
Project Description The Geelong Osteoporosis Study (GOS) was designed in the early 1990s to describe the health burden of osteoporosis and identify risk factors for fragility fracture. For nearly two decades the GOS has continued to prospectively document clinical and environmental data for large contemporary cohorts of young, middle-aged and elderly men and women. The scope of the study has expanded over time to study determinants of other disorders including obesity, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, coeliac disease and psychiatric illness. Also conducted are complementary studies designed to identify social determinants of disease, and describe the epidemiology of communicable diseases including H1N1 infection. We also explore people’s lived experiences in relation to osteoporosis and fracture.
Description of resource Databases & samples containing clinical & socio-demographic data from approximately 3200 participants
Keyword(s) epidemiology
women's health
men's health
osteoporosis
musculoskeletal health
mental health
social disadvantage
bone density
Library of Congress subject heading Osteoporosis -- Australia
Epidemiology -- Australia
Language eng
Summary The database contains the following clinical, questionnaire and socio-demographic data suitable for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses:
-Body composition: dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measures of the lumbar spine (posterior-anterior projection), proximal femur, whole body and forearm (ultradistal forearm and distal 33%)
-Other clinical assessments: body weight, height, arm span, waist and hip circumferences, blood pressure, visual acuity, muscle strength, functional reach test and timed ‘up-&-go’ test.
-Mental health: Major axis psychiatric disorders diagnosed using a Structured Clinical Interview.
-Blood and urine collections: blood and urine collected after an overnight fast.
-Questionnaires: exposure to disease, use of medications and supplements, diet, mobility, physical activity, sleep, sun exposure, falls and fractures, alcohol and tobacco use, reproductive history, family history of fractures and disease, quality of life, pain, anxiety and depression.
-Socio-demographics: Country of birth, ethnicity, marital status, education, housing and employment status, occupation, socioeconomic Index for Areas (SEIFA) scores.
GrantID NHMRC628582; NHMRC299831; NHMRC251638; NHRMC454356; NHRMC436665; NHRMC509103; NHRMC1026265; NHMRC1021345; VHPF 91-0095
General notes The samples are stored in -80C and the data files are stored on a mainframe computer in a database and backed up daily from a file server. Entry of new data is being performed daily, enabling the maintenance of a current, up-to-date database. Data are maintained in a relational database management system (Access) that enables data to be stored in tables with each field’s properties easily defined. To maintain data integrity and the relationship between data/fields/tables, each is linked by a common key field being a unique protocol number. The database files are readily converted for use in statistical packages. The databases are password protected and accessible only to research staff.

The data are collected by clinical assessments and questionnaires.The data collection started in 1993 and is ongoing. Since 1993 individuals randomly selected from the electoral rolls in 1993 have been returning every few years to the study centre at Barwon Health, to have their bone mineral density measured and their health monitored.

The data collection was supported in the early 1990s with funding from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VHPF). Subsequent core funding was secured from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Geelong Region Medical Research Foundation, Barwon Health, Perpetual Trustees, the Dairy Research and Development Corporation, The University of Melbourne, the Ronald Geoffrey Arnott Foundation, ANZ Charitable Trust, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research and Amgen (Europe) GmBH.
Contact details (email) juliep@barwonhealth.org.au
Contact details (physical) School of Medicine, Deakin University/Barwon Health, 285 Ryrie Street, Geelong Victoria 3220 Australia
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Access conditions Restricted to the GOS research group. Enquires should be emailed to Professor Julie Pasco.
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042980

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