The ATHLOS project develops a new unique measure of health status

This new measure will identify patterns of healthy ageing trajectories and their determinants. More than 411,000 individuals participated in 38 countries with representation in the 5 continents. The objective of the project is to achieve a better understanding of the impact of ageing on health.

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The prestigious journal «International Journal of Epidemiology» has published the description of a large cohort composed of more than 411,000 individuals who participated in 17 longitudinal studies of the general population in 38 countries with representation in the 5 continents. In total, more than 140 variables have been harmonized containing information on health determinants and events related to ageing.

The work of harmonization of this cohort is part of a collaborative project of European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program called ATHLOS (Ageing Trajectories of Health – Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies).

The greatest challenge of the ATHLOS project is to achieve a better understanding of the impact of ageing on health. To this end, a new unique measure of health status is being developed from 41 harmonized variables on physical and cognitive functioning. With this new measure of health status, patterns of healthy ageing trajectories and their determinants will be identified, critical points in time when changes in trajectories are produced and propose timely clinical and public health interventions to optimize and promote healthy ageing.

El proyecto ATHLOS desarrolla una nueva medida única del estado de salud

Una gran cohorte mundial sobre envejecimiento saludable se ha formado a partir de la armonización de datos de 17 estudios internacionales.

Con esta nueva medida se identificarán patrones de trayectorias de envejecimiento saludable y sus determinantes. Más de 411.000 individuos participaron en 38 países con representación en los 5 continentes. El objetivo del proyecto es lograr una mejor comprensión del impacto del envejecimiento en la salud.

The ATHLOS project develops a new unique measure of health status