European Project on OSteoArthritis

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The European Project on OSteoArthritis (EPOSA) focuses on the personal and societal burden and its
determinants of osteoarthritis. EPOSA is a collaborative study involving six European cohort studies
(Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) on ageing.

The EPOSA study is the first population-based study including a clinical examination of osteoarthritis,
using pre-harmonized data across Europe. The EPOSA study provides a unique opportunity to study
the determinants and consequences of osteoarthritis in general populations of older persons.

A detailed description of the study design and data collection of the EPOSA study is described in
Van der Pas et al. (2013)
. Questions concerning the study design, data collection and the availability
of the data could be sent to EPOSA.

Contact details of coordinating center

Address: VU University Medical Center
EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
De Boelelaan 1089A
1081 HV Amsterdam
the Netherlands

Phone: +31 20 4446770 (new phone nr)
Fax: +31 20 4446775
E-mail: EPOSA














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