The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA)
A population-based study of aging in the Netherlands
The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA) was initiated by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in 1991 to investigate predictors and consequences of aging. LASA has been conducted since then by the VU University and VU University Medical Center (now Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc).
LASA focuses on physical, emotional, cognitive and social functioning in late life, the connections between these components, the changes in these components that occur in the course of time within and between respondents, and the consequences of these changes (e.g. in terms of care and social participation).