Current Studies

Running studies:

KORA-Fragebogen zu Wohnumwelt, Lebenssituation und Gesundheit in der Region Augsburg 2019

Die Befragung 2019 richtet sich an die Studienteilnehmer und Studienteilnehmerinnen der Folgeuntersuchungen 2013/2014 und 2017/2019.

Datenerhebung zur Wohnumwelt, Lebenssituation und Gesundheit in der Allgemeinbevölkerung.

Postalischer Fragebogen mit dem Ziel herauszufinden, welchen Einfluss Merkmale der Wohnumwelt (z.B. Straßenverkehrslärm oder zugängliche Grünflächen) und Aspekte der Lebenssituation (z.B. Aufgabenteilung im Haushalt, berufliche Belastungen oder die eigene Geschlechtsidentität) auf die Gesundheit der Menschen in der Region Augsburg haben.

Recently finished studies:

KORA-Fit Study 2017-2019

For the KORA-Fit study all MONICA and KORA study participants born between 1945-1964 were invited.

The aim of the study is to investigate the causes, development and consequences of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes as well as lung diseases and allergies.

Study content:
In addition to a health survey, blood pressure measurement, anthropometry and an ECG, a skin examination, a lung function measurement and an ultrasound examination of the carotid artery were also carried out. Portable activity measuring devices were also used to record physical activity in everyday life. Various laboratory samples were collected to investigate the role of genes and the environment in the development of diseases.

Data protection:

The KORA-Fit study was examined by the data protection officer of Helmholtz Zentrum München and the ethics commission of the Bavarian Medical Association.

Health Survey 2015-2016

All MONICA and KORA study participants will be invited to participate in the current 2016 health survey.

Health surveys are conducted at regular intervals to ask the study participant about their current state of health. The aim of these surveys is to follow-up the occurrence of chronic diseases over time. This makes it possible to study the development and progression of these diseases.

Study content:

  • All study participants are invited to answer questions on the diagnosis of chronic diseases, quality of life and well-being
  • Study participants who are 65 years and older are invited to participate in an in-depth survey concerning their health.

Data collection in KORA is monitored by the Data Protection Commissioner of the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Ethics Commission of the Bavarian State Medical Association.

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