Cross-ARC expansion of CARE75+ cohort study
The Community Ageing Research Study (CARE75+) (ISRCTN16588124) is a longitudinal study providing observational data and a recruitment platform for research with older people. The study is hosted by Bradford Teaching Hospitals.
Aim and objectives
We aim to expand the CARE75+ cohort study (recruitment target of 2500). It will provide a data resource for researchers and a research platform for additional studies (sub-studies), and in the future it will support randomised controlled trials using a Trials within Cohort (TwiCs) methodology. Specific aims in the next few years include:
To study longitudinal frailty transitions and health and social care resource use
To provide data for the next iteration of the electronic Frailty Index (eFI) using prognostic modelling (see project : Development and national implementation of eFI-2)
Identifying research priorities from the perspectives of older people
Investigating the feasibility of future trials of interventions to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life outcomes for older people
Providing blood samples for the bio-bank at Ethical Tissue, University of Bradford https://www.bradford.ac.uk/ethical-tissue/ for frailty and ageing research
Exploring frailty in rural and coastal areas and how to support people living with frailty in black minority and ethnic communities.
Due to Covid19 pandemic, the study has been implementing a ‘remote’ model of assessment, undertaking consent and assessments by telephone, with options of postal and web-submission data capture (depending on participant preference) https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/11/11/e048524.full.pdf
As of 27th April 2022, 99 people have been recruited to CARE75+ using the remote assessment pathway.