Lausanne cohort 65+ (Lc65+) study

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COVID-19 : Suspension temporaire des entretiens/examens,
mais suivi par questionnaire postal maintenu

En raison de l'épidémie de Coronavirus, les activités de la Cohorte Lc65+ s'organisent de la manière suivante :

  • Personnes nées entre 1934 et 1938 : Les entretien/examens sont suspendus jusqu’à fin avril. Nous vous contacterons dès que la reprise des rendez-vous sera possible. 
  • Personnes nées entre 1939 et 1948 : Le suivi par questionnaire postal est maintenu. 

Nous préparons actuellement un questionnaire complémentaire consacré au COVID-19 et aux mesures de confinement.
Nous espérons pouvoir envoyer prochainement ce bref questionnaire à tous nos participant·e·s.

Vous pouvez suivre les informations et recommandations émises via le lien suivant : https://coronavirus.unisante.ch/accueil

 

The Lausanne cohort 65+ (Lc65+) study is a research platform that aims to gain new knowledge on frailty in the general population from the age of 65 years onwards. Manifestations of frailty, medical and psycho-social risk factors, and the effects of frailty on health, functional status, and use of health services are central to the research conducted in the Lc65+ project.

The Lc65+ study was launched in 2004 at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP) of the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). When the Center for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté) was created on 1st January 2019, the Lc65+ study was integrated into this new institution.

The cohort is based on a representative sample of residents of the city of Lausanne (canton Vaud, Switzerland, 120’000 inhabitants) born before, during, and after World War II.

In the long term, this public health project aims to improve the quality of life of older persons by early prevention of frailty and its adverse consequences.

The main objectives

 

COMPARE

To compare health evolution and health care service utilization from age 65 onwards in three consecutive samples issued from the general population

 

UNDERSTAND

To improve our understanding of the frailty process and its consequences, as well as related needs for care, based on longitudinal data

PREVENT

To design preventive interventions aimed at avoiding or delaying unfavorable outcomes in older age

 

 

Lc65+ study

The Lausanne cohort 65+ (Lc65+) study is a research platform that aims to gain new knowledge on frailty in the general population from the age of 65 years onwards. Manifestations of frailty, medical and psycho-social risk factors, and the effects of frailty on health, functional status, and use of health services are central to the research conducted in the Lc65+ project.

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