Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Int J Epidemiol. 2014 Dec;43(6):1736-49. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyu021. Epub 2014 Mar 11.

Cohort profile: the lidA Cohort Study-a German Cohort Study on Work, Age, Health and Work Participation.

Author information

1
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, BAuA, Berlin, Germany, Institute for Safety Engineering, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany, Institute for Employment Research, IAB, Nuremberg, Germany, Institute for Applied Social Sciences, infas, Bonn, Germany, Institute of Social Medicine and Health Economics, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany and Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, BAuA, Berlin, Germany, Institute for Safety Engineering, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany, Institute for Employment Research, IAB, Nuremberg, Germany, Institute for Applied Social Sciences, infas, Bonn, Germany, Institute of Social Medicine and Health Economics, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany and Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany Hasselhorn.Hans-Martin@baua.bund.de.
2
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, BAuA, Berlin, Germany, Institute for Safety Engineering, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany, Institute for Employment Research, IAB, Nuremberg, Germany, Institute for Applied Social Sciences, infas, Bonn, Germany, Institute of Social Medicine and Health Economics, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany and Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany.
3
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, BAuA, Berlin, Germany, Institute for Safety Engineering, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany, Institute for Employment Research, IAB, Nuremberg, Germany, Institute for Applied Social Sciences, infas, Bonn, Germany, Institute of Social Medicine and Health Economics, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany and Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, BAuA, Berlin, Germany, Institute for Safety Engineering, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany, Institute of the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany, Institute for Employment Research, IAB, Nuremberg, Germany, Institute for Applied Social Sciences, infas, Bonn, Germany, Institute of Social Medicine and Health Economics, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany and Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany.

Abstract

The lidA Cohort Study (German Cohort Study on Work, Age, Health and Work Participation) was set up to investigate and follow the effects of work and work context on the physical and psychological health of the ageing workforce in Germany and subsequently on work participation. Cohort participants are initially employed people subject to social security contributions and born in either 1959 (n = 2909) or 1965 (n = 3676). They were personally interviewed in their homes in 2011 and will be visited every 3 years. Data collection comprises socio-demographic data, work and private exposures, work ability, work and work participation attitudes, health, health-related behaviour, personality and attitudinal indicators. Employment biographies are assessed using register data. Subjective health reports and physical strength measures are complemented by health insurance claims data, where permission was given. A conceptual framework has been developed for the lidA Cohort Study within which three confirmatory sub-models assess the interdependencies of work and health considering age, gender and socioeconomic status. The first set of the data will be available to the scientific community by 2015. Access will be given by the Research Data Centre of the German Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research (http://fdz.iab.de/en.aspx).

KEYWORDS:

Older workers; cohort; health; retirement; working conditions

PMID:
24618186
PMCID:
PMC4276057
DOI:
10.1093/ije/dyu021
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Silverchair Information Systems Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center