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Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam
Aging research and collecting data on aging in the Netherlands


The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA) is a scientific study to determine predictors and consequences of aging. Since 1991, LASA has studied the physical, emotional, cognitive and social functioning of the elderly in the Netherlands. Within LASA the interdependence of these domains of functioning and of the changes that occur over time is being investigated. In this respect LASA stands out from most other studies of aging.

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Topic / File nr / Measurement instrument / Theme / Waves B-I, sorted on topic (in alphabetic order).

LEGEND

UC: Under Construction;
* :  In wave C respondent and proxy interviews were the same, see under PROXY;
**: Not yet documented;
† (superscript):  Blood pressure retests in wave B were processed in LASAB170;
IM (superscript): In 2004, three years after wave E an interim measurement was carried out on the first cohort, see the specific topics for more details. More information will follow.
Note: some of the data are not yet available (in red), empty cells for wave J: to be determined
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Topic

File nr

Wave►
Theme

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Adaptations and facilities
  CAR XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
Adaptations in the house 014 SOC B C D E 2B F G H 3B - I J
Adiponectin, leptin and ghrelin
879 BIO - - - - - - G - - - - -
Adjustments and walking aids** 187 PHY - - D E 2B F G H 3B - - -
Advance directives 093 CAR - - D - - - - - - - - -
195 CAR - - - - - F G H - - I J
709 CAR - - D - - - - - - - - -
Advanced Care Planning (ACP) 108 CAR - - - - - - - - - - I -

Age at interview**

z008

DEM

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Age norms

070

EMO

B

C

D

-

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Alcohol useIM

153

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Allostatic Load (algorithm)

PHY

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-  

Anthropometry

161

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Anthropometry: Grip strength

161

PHY

-

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Anthropometry: Calf measurement

171

PHY

B

-

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

-

-

161 PHY

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

I

J

Anxiety

EMO

   

Anxiety diagnoses

d12/d13

EMO

B

-

D

E

3B

-

G

H

-

-

I J

Anxiety symptoms (HADS-A)IM

026

EMO

B

C

D

E

-

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Aortic calcification

zo22

PHY

-

C

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Apolipoprotein E (ApoE)

870

BIO

B

-

-

-

2B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

179

EMO

-

-

-

-

-

-

G

-

-

-

-

-

Attitudes about care 032 CAR B - - - - - - - - - - -
112 CAR B - - - 2B F G H 3B MB I J
175 CAR - - - - - - - - - - - J

Attitudes toward ageing

071

EMO

B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Back pain

182

PHY

-

C

D

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Bedridden

182

PHY

-

C

D

-

-

F

G

H

3B

-

-

-

Bio-electrical impedance**

172

PHY

B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Birth weight

134

PHY

-

-

-

E

2B

-

-

-

3B

-

-

-

Blood collection and overview measurements/ Response blood sampling /DNA

850

BIO

B

C

-

-

2B

-

G

-

3B

-

-

-

Blood pressure / pulse (incl. retests)

151

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Body composition

PHY

   

Bone-related hormones and bone turnover

862

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Cardiovascular diseases (algorithm)

PHY

   

Care evaluation (use of care)

033

CAR

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Children**

048

SOC

-

C

-

E

2B

F

G

-

3B

MB

I

-

Cholesterol, triglycerides and fructosamin

867

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Chronic diseases

PHY

   

Chronic diseases (self- report of -)

035

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I J

602

PHY

-

C

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

702

PHY

-

*

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

Church affiliation

(z)038

DEM

-

C

D

E

2B

-

-

-

3B

MB

-

-

Church attendance

(z)038

DEM

-

-

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

COLIA1

871

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Contact network

167

SOC

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3B

MB

I

-

Contact with health and social services

044

CAR

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Contact with Wmo

178

CAR

-

-

-

-

-

-

G

H

-

-

I

J

Coping behavior**

147

EMO

-

-

-

-

-

F

-

-

-

-

-

-

Crystallized intelligence (GIT)

037

COG

-

C

-

-

-

F

-

-

-

-

I

-

Date blood sampling

851

BIO

B

C

-

-

2B

-

G

-

3B

-

-

-

Decisions in eol-situations

148
CAR - - - - - - G - - - - -

Decubitus (bedsores)

159

PHY

B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

116

PHY

B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Dementia (probable)

COG

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

-

-

-

-

Dementia parents

092

COG

-

-

D

-

2B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

708

COG

-

-

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Dementia partner 139 COG - - - E - F G H 3B - I J

Depression

EMO

   

Depression diagnoses

d10/d11

EMO

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I J

Depressive symptomsIM

025

EMO

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

606

EMO

-

C

D

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

706

EMO

-

*

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

Diabetes Mellitus

zdc1/zdc2

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

-

-

-

-

 

Diet and food consumption

184

PHY

-

C

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

118

PHY

B

C

D

-

-

-

-

H

-

-

I J

Digit span

020

COG

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3B

-

-

-

166

COG

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

H

-

-

I J

DizzinessIM

187

PHY

-

C

D

-

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Education

z004

DEM

B

-

-

-

2B

-

-

-

3B

MB

-

-

Employment and retirement 713 WOR - - - - - - - - - - I J

Employment status

016

WOR

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

End of life care and preferences   CAR                        

Ethnicity**

z004 DEM B - - - 2B - - - 3B MB - -

EuroQol

135

PHY

-

-

-

E

-

F

G

H

3B

-

I

-

Evaluation of life

EMO

   

Everyday memory

023

COG

B

-

-

-

-

F

-

-

-

-

-

-

Executive functioning

COG

   

Exome Chip

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

G

-

-

-

-

-

Falls

605

PHY

-

C

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

705

PHY

-

*

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Falls: circumstances and consequences

187 PHY - - D - - - - - - - - -

Falls: environmental conditions (in the home)**

180 PHY - C D - - - - - - - - -

Falls: fear of falling (FES: Falls Efficacy Scale)

183

PHY

-

C

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Falls: last year

187

PHY

-

C

D

-

-

-

-

-

3B

MB

-

J

Feelings and wishes about life and death

127 CAR - - - - -   - - - - I J

Fertility women

119

PHY

B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

181

PHY

-

C

-

-

2B

-

-

-

3B

MB

-

-

Filial responsibility expectationsIM

132

SOC

-

-

D

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

J

Fluid intelligence

024

COG

B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

022

COG

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

-

-

-

-

-

Food supplements (see also Medication)
174 PHY - - - - - - - - - - I J

Foot problems

185

PHY

-

C

D

E

-

F

-

-

-

-

-

-

FracturesIM

186

PHY

-

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

zo13

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

-

-

-

-

-  

605

PHY

-

C

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

705

PHY

-

*

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

Frailty (various definitions)

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

 

Functional limitations/Disability (ADL)

030

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I J
183 PHY - C D E - - - - - - - -

603

PHY

-

C

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

703

PHY

-

*

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

Gender**

z004

DEM

B

-

-

-

2B

-

-

-

3B

MB

-

-

General Self-regulation (GSR)

149

EMO

-

-

-

-

-

-

G

H

-

-

-

-

Generativity 802 EMO - - - - - - - - - - - J

Genetic polymorphisms (Haplotypes)

873

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Genetic polymorphisms (Vitamin D Receptors)

872

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Gerotranscendence

038

EMO

-

C

D

E

2B

F

-

-

-

-

-

-

Global Activity Limitations 033 PHY B C D E 2B F G H 3B - I J

GP-information

g01/g00

PHY

B

C

-

E

-

F

-

H

3B

-

-

-

GPJEM

016

WOR

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Grandchildren**

049 SOC - - - - - F - - - - - -

GWAS data

  BIO - C - - 2B - G - 3B - -

-

Head trauma

035 COG - - D E - F G H - - I J
602 COG -   D E - F G H - - I J

702

COG

-

-

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I

J

Health care in country of origin 068 CAR - -   - - - - - - MB - -

Health insurance**

018

DEM

B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hearing: Speech in Noise Questions

194

PHY

-

-

-

E

-

F

G

-

-

-

I

?

Hearing : Speech in Noise Test

193

PHY

-

-

-

E

-

F

G

-

-

-

I

?

Homocysteine cycle, vitamin B12, MMA

866

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hospital admission

045

CAR

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Household composition**IM

011

DEM

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Housing characterics (general)

014

SOC

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Housing characterics (mortgage, etc.)

015

SOC

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Humor

111

EMO

B

-

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hyperthyroidism**

182

PHY

-

C

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Important aspects of life

110

EMO

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Income

017

DEM

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Income decline and evaluation

019

DEM

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Inflammation factors

861

BIO

B

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

3B

-

-

-

Information Processing Speed 155 COG B C D E 2B F G H 3B - I J

Intelligence and cognition

COG

   

Intergenerational relationships

SOC

   

Investment in independence

144

EMO

-

-

-

-

-

F

G

H

-

-

I

J

IQCODE

607

COG

-

C

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I

J

Last wishes

146

CAR

-

-

-

-

-

F

-

-

-

-

-

-

(Negative) life eventsIM

272

EMO

-

C

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I

J

Living arrangements

DEM

 

 

Loneliness

073

SOC

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

712

SOC

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

H

-

-

I J
Loneliness -existential**
173 SOC - - - - - - - - - - - J

Marital status and partner

z010

DEM

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I J
601

DEM - C D E - F G H - - I J
701

DEM - * D E - F G H - - I J

Mastery

027

EMO

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Medical care indication

189

CAR

-

-

-

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

610

CAR

-

-

-

-

-

F

-

-

-

-

-

J

710

CAR

-

-

-

-

-

F

-

-

-

-

I J

Medication and food supplement use (see also Food supplements)

152

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Memory: 15WT (episodic memory)

156

COG

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Metabolic syndrome

ch02

PHY

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Meta-emotion

029

EMO

B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

143

EMO

-

-

-

-

2B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Metamemory

124

COG

B

C

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

MMSE

021

COG

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

707

COG

-

-

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I

J

Memory complaints 021 COG B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I J

Mobility (limitations to)**

183 PHY - C D E - - - - - - - -

Mortality data

DEM

   

Mortality and cause of death

z990

PHY

   

Need for affiliation

078

SOC

B

-

-

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

141

SOC

-

-

-

-

2B

-

G

-

-

-

-

-

Needs assessment (Wvg, Wmo, etc.)

177

CAR

-

-

-

-

-

-

G

H

-

-

I

J

Neigborhood characteristics

015

SOC

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I J

Neuroticsm and social inadequacy (Dutch Personality Questionnaire: DPQ/NPV)

123

EMO

B

C

D

E

2B

-

-

-

3B

-

-

-

(Non-)response**

(z)002 DEM B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I

J

Occupation

016

DEM

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Olfactory function (smell)

S00/01/02 PHY - - - - - - - - 3B MB - -

Oral health

126 PHY - - - - - - - - - - I J
Orthodoxy / Religiousness 138 EMO - - - E - - - - - - - -

Osteoarthritis hip and knee (algorithm)

zoa1/2/3

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Outpatient contact with medical specialists during last 6 months

045

CAR

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Pain drawing, dealing with pain

188

PHY

-

-

-

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Pain: subjective

115

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Parental data**

140

SOC

-

-

-

-

2B

-

-

-

3B

-

- -

Parkinson: early P. related signs**

096

PHY

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3B

MB

-

-

Partner questions**

139

SOC

-

-

-

E

-

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Peak flow (see also Spirometry)

158

PHY

B

C

D

E

-

-

G

H

-

-

-

-

Perceived body shape**

145

PHY

-

-

-

-

-

F

G

-

3B

MB

-

-

Perceived control of care

033

CAR

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

H

3B

MB

I

J

Perceived physical activity (LIVAS)

114

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

-

-

-

-

-

-

Perceived self-efficacy (ALCOS)

028

EMO

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Perceived stress

104

EMO

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

H

3B

-

-

-

Personal network

047

SOC

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

 

Personality traits

EMO

   

Pets in household**

012

SOC

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Physical activity

046

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Physical performance (tests)

034

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

091

EMO

-

-

D

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Praying 038 EMO - C D E 2B F G H 3B - I J
Providing care 142 CAR - - - - 2B F G H 3B MB I J

Qualeffo-41

o80/81/82

PHY

-

-

-

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

- -

Quality of life

PHY

   

Quantitative ultrasound of bone

o31

PHY

-

C

-

-

-

-

G

-

-

-

-

-

Religion / religiousness

038

EMO

-

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Religious coping

038

EMO

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

MB

-

-

105

EMO

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3B

-

-

-

Relocation

014

SOC

B

C

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

Relocation (owner)

015

SOC

B

C

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

Residence in 1944**

013

SOC

B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Residential care after attrition**

UC

CAR

   

Rheumatoid Arthritis (algorithm)

UC

PHY

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 
Routine measurements
860 BIO B C - - 2B - G - 3B - - -

Salience of religion

608

EMO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Salivary cortisol (constructed)

882

BIO

-

-

-

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Salivary cortisol (data categorization)

881

BIO

-

-

-

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Salivary cortisol (non) response

880

BIO

-

-

-

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Satisfaction with life and happiness (see also Subjective life expectancy)

110 EMO B C D E 2B F G H 3B - I J

Sedentary behavior

101

PHY

-

-

-

-

-

-

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Self-esteem

027

EMO

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Self-rated health (SRH)

036

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I J

Self-rated health (GHPQ/RAND)

113

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

- -

Senses

604

PHY

-

C

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

704

PHY

-

*

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I J

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OHD)D) and PTH

862

BIO

-

C

-

-

2B

-

G

-

3B

-

-

-

Serum Amyloid P component (SAP)

868

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Serum cortisol

864

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Sex hormones

863

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Sexuality

120

EMO

B

-

-

E

2B

F

-

-

3B

-

-

-

SF-12 Health Survey

133

PHY

-

-

D

E

-

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Singing and making music

103

EMO

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

H

-

-

I

J

Sleep quality 117 EMO B C D E 2B F G H 3B - I J

SmokingIM

154

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Social desirability**

130

SOC

-

C

-

-

-

F

-

-

-

-

- -

Social identity**

131

SOC

-

-

D

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

- -

Social Participation

070 SOC B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I J
125 SOC B C D E 2B F G - - - - -

Social Participation (environmental influence)**

121

SOC

B

C

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Socio-economic status (SES)

DEM

   

Spirometry (see also Peak flow)

168

PHY

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3B

-

-

-

Subjective life expectancy/subjective age

094

EMO

-

-

D

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

I

J

Thyroid function

865

BIO

-

C

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Ties with country of origin** 069 SOC - - - - - - - - - MB - -

Urbanization (urban-rural)

z095

DEM

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I  

Use of assistive devices or assistence

030

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I J

Use of care (receiving help)

033

CAR

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Valuation of life

137

EMO

-

-

-

E

-

F

-

-

-

-

-

-

Values and norms**

122

SOC

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

-

I

J

Verbal fluency / word production

165

COG

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

H

3B

MB

I

J

Vertebral deformities

zo22

PHY

-

C

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Vignettes about help

074

SOC

-

-

D

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Vision & hearing

031

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I J

Vision-related quality of life

192

PHY

-

-

-

E

-

F

G

H

-

-

-

-

Vision: contrast sensitivity

157

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

-

-

-

-

-

-

Vision: visual acuity

191

PHY

-

-

-

E

-

F

G

H

3B

-

-

-

Vitamin K status

869

BIO

-

-

-

-

2B

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Weight and height

161 PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

HB

3B

MB

I

J

Weight and height history; weight changeIM

160

PHY

B

C

D

E

2B

F

G

H

3B

MB

I

J

Weight (change)

714

PHY

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

I J
Weight factors (for comparisons)   DEM                        

WHO Quality of Life**

133 PHY - - - - - - - - - - I J

Widowhood

z410

DEM

   
Work and Retirement 016 WOR B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I J
713 WOR - - - - - - - - - - I J

Work perception

106

WOR

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3B

MB

I

J

Worrying

136

EMO

-

-

-

E

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Wvg-voorziening

611 CAR - - - - - - G H - - I J
711 CAR - - - - - - G H - - I J


 

LASA is carried out at the VU University (VU) and Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc (VU University Medical Center) and was initiated by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) in the Netherlands.

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