The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
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The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) is a prospective cohort study, established to (i) inform health, social, and economic policy and track the impact of new policy initiatives in Ireland, (ii) harmonize with other longitudinal studies on aging (the HRS family of studies) for comparability and cross-country comparisons, and (iii) develop novel research and innovation. These aims are made possible by the breadth of information collected, including the comprehensive health assessment across multiple areas of physical and physiological function.
The first four waves of TILDA were funded by the Irish Government, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and Irish Life plc. The MRI brain sub-study included in Wave 3 was funded through the Irish Health Research Board. Waves 5 and 6 were funded by the Irish Government and The Atlantic Philanthropies.
Participants were randomly selected using the RANSAM sampling procedure so that each residential address in Ireland...
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