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The Lolland-Falster Health Study (LOFUS)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02482896
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2016 by Region Sjælland.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 26, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 7, 2016
Lolland Municipality, Denmark
Guldborgsund Municipality, Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Region Sjælland

Brief Summary:
The study is a epidemiological, cross-sectional study in a mainly rural area of Denmark in Denmark. Life expectancy is shorter, morbidity is higher, and social problems more prevalent than in the urban areas of the country. The population study aims at examining complexities of environmental, hereditary, lifestyle, and social factors as determinants and predisposing factors for morbidity, health, and quality of life. The study will cover physical, mental, and social dimensions and examine family patterns and subgroups. The study will provide baseline information for later follow-up.

Condition or disease
Impaired Health Disease Wellbeing Mental Disorders Atherosclerosis Renal Insufficiency, Chronic Skin Diseases Urinary Incontinence Personality Coronary Disease Ear Diseases Nose Diseases Pharyngeal Diseases Chronic Disease

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 25000 participants
Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Lolland-Falster Health Study
Study Start Date : February 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health [ Time Frame: Cross-sectional, measured once ]
    Self-administered questionnaires, clinical examination, and biospecimen

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Morbidity [ Time Frame: Cross-sectional, measured once ]
    Self-administered questionnaires, clinical examination, and biospecimen

  2. Risk factors [ Time Frame: Cross-sectional, measured once ]
    Self-administered questionnaires, clinical examination, and biospecimen

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood, urine, faeces, saliva

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 110 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The population of Lolland and Guldborgsund municipalities in Denmark.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals registered in Lolland or Guldborgsund municipality

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Adults with incapacity guardianship
  • Incapacity to give informed consent
  • Individuals with address protection
  • Severe physical immobility
  • Non-Danish and Non-English speaking

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02482896

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Contact: Randi Jepsen, PhD, MSc, RN +4556516856

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The Lolland-Falster Health Study Recruiting
Nykøbing Falster, Region Sjaelland, Denmark, 4800
Contact: Randi Jepsen, Ph.d.    +4556516856   
Contact: Birgitte Lundberg, MSc    +4556516858   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Region Sjælland
Lolland Municipality, Denmark
Guldborgsund Municipality, Denmark
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Principal Investigator: Knud Rasmussen, Dr. Med., MD Region Sjælland
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Region Sjælland Identifier: NCT02482896    
Other Study ID Numbers: SJ-421
First Posted: June 26, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 7, 2016
Last Verified: June 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pharyngeal Diseases
Nose Diseases
Ear Diseases
Urinary Incontinence
Renal Insufficiency
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Coronary Disease
Skin Diseases
Chronic Disease
Mental Disorders
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Urination Disorders
Urologic Diseases
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
Urological Manifestations
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Kidney Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases