ATHLOS - Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies
ATHLOS is a five-year project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement number 635316. The Consortium is coordinated by Dr Josep Maria Haro, from Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu.The Consortium consists of 14 partners from 11 European countries. The Consortium will create and analyse a harmonised data set that includes the longitudinal studies identified, comprising more than 341,000 subjects.
The EU-funded ATHLOS Project aims to achieve a better understanding of ageing by identifying patterns of healthy ageing trajectories, the determinants of those patterns, the critical points in time when changes in trajectories are produced, and to propose timely clinical and public health interventions to optimise healthy ageing.
Martin Prince and Matthew Prina are the King’s lead on Work Package ‘Describing Patterns of Trajectories, Determinants and Inequalities of Healthy Ageing’.
Health trajectories and determinants of healthy ageing will be systematically assessed. The models created in the previous stage will be employed to identify biological, lifestyle, medical and social determinants of healthy ageing across the life span and to identify variations in ageing trajectories associated to socio-demographic factors such as socioeconomic position and gender. Statistical methods such as Growth curve Mixture Modelling approach using Markov Chain Monte Carlo method will provide transition probabilities to identify groups of people that share a trajectory pattern and to explore variations in trajectories across groups at different stages of demographic transition. Age-Period-Cohort analysis will be employed to analyse if subsequent cohorts of older adults are ageing in a healthier manner.
More info at: http://athlosproject.eu/