The Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD)
The Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD) has been carried out three times; as personal interviews in 1992 and 2002 and as a telephone interview survey in 2004.
SWEOLD is a follow-up of the Swedish Level of Living Survey (LNU) and incorporates areas concerning elderly peoples mobility and daily life tasks, so called ADL and IADL, as well as health, housing, economy, family, political resources and activities. To be able to objectively describe the physical and cognitive ability of these individuals, various tests are also included. Each wave is a representative sample of old people (mostly 75+) in Sweden, but because of the study being a follow-up of LNU there is longitudinal information as well. For example, most participants in SWEOLD were interviewed for the first time in 1968. Thereby ageing processes can be followed throughout life.
Information about the database, including questionnaires and code books, are available from the project web-site (see "Related links").
November 23, 2011
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