LASA602 / LASA702
Contact: Almar Kok
When explaining cognitive impairment or decline it is important to take into account whether persons have had a head trauma during their life. In LASA we asked from 1998/1999 on until the present if they ever had a head trauma, how many head trauma’s they had, and in what year they had the last head trauma.
Head trauma is defined as a fall on the head with subsequent loss of consciousness for at least a short period of time. In 1998/1999 about 14% of the persons reported at least one head trauma during their life, and about 2% reported 2 or more head traumas.
in: LASAD035 / LASAE035 / LASAF035 / LASAG035 / LASAH035 / LASAI035 / LASAJ035 / LASAK035
(main interview, in Dutch);
in: LASAD602 / LASAE602 / LASAF602 / LASAG602 / LASAH602 / LASAI602 / LASAJ602 / LASAK602
(telephone interview with PROXY, in Dutch);
in: LASAD702 / LASAE702 / LASAF702 / LASAG702 / LASAH702 / LASAI702 / LASAJ702 / LASAK702
(telephone interview with RESP, in Dutch)
in: LASAD035 / LASAE035 / LASAF035 / LASAG035 / LASAH035 / LASAI035 / LASAJ035 / LASAK035 (K not available yet)
in: LASAD602 / LASAE602 / LASAF602 / LASAG602 / LASAH602 / LASAI602 / LASAJ602 / LASAK602 (K not available yet)
in: LASAD702 / LASAE702 / LASAF702 / LASAG702 / LASAH702 / LASAI702 / LASAJ702 / LASAK702 (K not available yet)
Availability of information per wave ¹
¹ More information about the LASA data collection waves is available here.
* 2B=baseline second cohort;
3B=baseline third cohort;
MB=migrants: baseline first cohort;
K=not available yet
Ma=data collected in main interview;
Tr=data collected in telephone interview with respondent;
Tp=data collected in telephone interview with proxy
Previous use in LASA
One LASA study used self-reported unconsciousness after head trauma as a predictor of hypopituitarism (Rabelink et al., 2011).
For more information see the documentation of chronic diseases as described in the physical domain.
- Rabelink, N.M., Peeters, G.M.E.E., van Schoor , N.M., Drent, M.L., Lips, P.T.A. (2011). Self-reported loss of consciousness after head trauma does not predispose to hypopituitarism in an older population. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 26, 1, 90-97.
Date of last update: October 4, 2018