Professor Julie Byles 1
The Sax Institute
1University of Newcastle
Cancer Council NSW
NSW Department of Ageing Disability and Home Care
Award type beyondblue
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This study is the largest collaborative research effort ever undertaken in the Australian health field. It is examining what contributes to the maintenance of health and wellbeing throughout later life. The study started in 2002 and will follow people over a number of decades.
The study has recruited more than 265,000 people from across NSW, making it the largest cohort study in the Southern Hemisphere and a unique research resource. As a longitudinal study, follow-up questionnaires are planned at five-yearly intervals to track changes in health. This will allow for ongoing, integrated monitoring of physical and mental health risk factors, disease, treatment and analysis of co-morbid conditions, and outcomes in more than 10 per cent of the population aged 45 and over in New South Wales.
Papers relating to mental health issues developed by the Sax Institute for beyondblue include:
Reports can be downloaded by clicking the links above
Further information and resources are available at www.saxinstitute.org.au/our-work/45-up-study/