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Approved research

Lung function and its association with fatal and non-fatal outcomes

Principal Investigator: Professor David Strachan
Approved Research ID: 412
Approval date: October 1st 2012 | Completion date: May 8th 2018

Lay summary

The focus of this proposal is to investigate: i. The quality of the spirogram data and provision of recommended algorithms and derived variables that will be of use to other researchers; ii. The cross-sectional determinants of respiratory health and lung function; iii. Its relationship to the future onset of both fatal and non-fatal disease in smokers and never-smokers. This research can be used to understand factors that influence adult lung function, and will guide policies for prevention of both respiratory and non-respiratory mortality. This project requires data on all participants on spirometry, smoking and other lifestyle factors, arterial stiffness, hand grip strength, bone densitometry, anthropometry, cognitive function tests and hearing test. A second phase of this project will require follow-up data on mortality and morbidity records. N/A N/A