What data do we collect?
CARE75+ collects health, social and economic data. The cohort has well-characterised frailty status derived from the electronic Frailty Index link to outputs and ref if possible to allow the identification and severity grading of frailty and to investigate frailty trajectories (how frailty changes over time and what might influence it).
CARE75+ assessments include detailed information on the demographic, health and social circumstances of participants. An extensive range of measures are collected using validated instruments, including assessments of frailty, cognition, mood, health-related quality of life, comorbidity, medications, resilience, loneliness and self-efficacy. Measures have been chosen to ensure that CARE75+ includes measures for applied epidemiological investigation and randomised trial evaluation of future interventions. For the full list of data outcomes see our data dictionary (link to EXCEL file). Data are collected using a bespoke electronic data capture application, the CARE75+app.
Blood samples are collected from consenting Leeds and Bradford participants at baseline and at 12 month follow-up to provide a resource to investigate associations of a range of organ specific, immunological, endocrine and genetic markers with frailty.