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GENERAL INFORMATION

Name Airwave Health Monitoring Study
Acronym AWHMS
Last update 09/11/2013

Affiliation

    Principal investigator

    Paul Elliott (Prof.)
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College

    Contact

    Deepa Singh (Dr.)
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College
    London W2 1PG
    Phone: +44 (0) 20 75943249
    Email:

    Website

    • http://www.police-health.org.uk/External

    Funding agency

    • Home office UK

    Funding agency

    Percentage Category
    Home office UK -- --

    OBJECTIVES

    - Long-term follow-up of health of Police Force to investigate possible long-term health effects associated with Airwave use;
    - National health screening;
    - Short-term study to investigate effects of Airwave on neuro-cognitive function and electrical activity in the brain (EEG).
    The Airwave Health Monitoring Study will examine any possible impact of the use of Airwave on the health of police personnel and at the same time improve upon previous study designs by including: 1) a longer period of follow-up with sufficient numbers of participants (and sufficient statistical data to detect possible health effects), and 2) a better resolution of exposure data leading to better exposure classification.

    METHODS

    Legend Yes No Unknown

    General design

    Study design Cohort
    Type of participants Individuals
    Target or final number of participants 60000
    Target or final number of DNA 40000

    Participant selection / Characteristics of the population

    Selection criteria

    Yes Age Minimun: 19 years    Maximun: 65 years
    Yes Country of residence United Kingdom
    Yes Other criteria Members of police force service in England, Wales and Scotland

    Data Sources

      Cross-sectional Longitudinal follow-up
    Yes Questionnaires to participants/respondents No Yes
    Yes Direct physical measures Yes No
    Yes Biological samples Yes No

    Sample management

    Biological samples

    Yes Blood No Buccal cells
    No Cord blood No Tissues
    Unknown Saliva Unknown Urine

    Genome-Wide Association (GWA) analyses

    • No No genome-wide association analysis

    GOVERNANCE

    Legend Yes No

    Allow access to data or samples to external researchers

    No Data (questionnaire-derived, measured…)
    No Biological samples

    STATUS

    Current status

    Phase Start End
    Preparation phase/Pilot 2003 2005
    Baseline recruitment / initial data collection 2003 2017
    Follow-up of participants 2013 2018

    Supplementary informations

    Current number of participants recruited: 41 657 in date of 01/11/2012
    Current number of collected DNA samples: 30 557 in date of 01/11/2012

    Current number of participants recruited 41657 in date of 11/01/2012
    Current number of collected DNA samples 30557 in date of 11/01/2012

    This Catalogue was archived on: 2013-12-09. Information included in this Catalogue is for informational purposes only.

    General Information

    Name Airwave health screening questionnaire
    Last update 08/28/2008
    Version or reference year 3.1
    Phase one (recruitment)
    Year interval 2004 to --
    Supplementary informations Recruitment component is ongoing in parallel with health screening component.

    Questionnaire owner

    • Imperial college

    Contact

    Deepa Singh (Dr.)
    Imperial College London
    London W2 1PG
    Phone: +44 (0) 20 75943249
    Email:

    Utilization conditions

    Many of the questions may have copyright issues prior to use by 3rd party.

    Methods

    Legend Yes No

    Respondent

    • Yes Participant
    • No Proxy

    Administration environment

    • No Over the phone
    • Yes Hospital, clinic, university or recruitment center
    • No Respondent / Proxy residence
    • Yes Other (Respondent work place)

    Administration mode

    • Yes Auto administered
    • No Auto administrated with face to face validation by trained personnel
    • No Administrated by trained personel / Physician

    Administration format

    • Yes Paper questionnaire
    • Yes Computerized

    Administration language

    • English

    Documents

    Available Format

    • Adapted questionnaireWeb page
    • airwave2 5 pdf strathclydePDF

    NOTICE: HTML document format may differ slightly from the actual questionnaire. Please refer to the original PDF document for exact reproduction.

    Comment

    There are 2 sets of questionnaires that are administered in the recruitment component and the health screening component.
    The questionnaire in the second component has all the questions from the first component and more.
    The questionnaire in the first component is a paper copy while in second component is computerized.

    General Information

    Name Airwave health screening questionnaire
    Number of Question Blocks 15

    Questionnaire and Question Block List

    Click on the View block to see the block of questions related to a domain or a group of domains.
    Block 1 View block
    • Physical Environment / Environmental exposures / Physical environmental exposures
    • Physical Environment / Occupational Exposures / Physical Occupational Exposures
    Block 2 View block
    • Health Information / Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    Block 3 View block
    • Physical Environment / Environmental exposures / Physical environmental exposures
    • Physical Environment / Occupational Exposures / Physical Occupational Exposures
    Block 4 View block
    • Physical Environment / Occupational Exposures / Physical Occupational Exposures
    Block 6 View block
    • Physical Environment / Environmental exposures / Physical environmental exposures
    Block 7 View block
    • Health Information / Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    Block 8 View block
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Diseases of the eye and adnexa
    Block 9 View block
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Diseases of the circulatory system
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Diseases of the digestive system
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Diseases of the eye and adnexa
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Diseases of the nervous system
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Mental and behavioural disorders
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Neoplasms
    • Health Information / Individual Disease history / Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    Block 10 View block
    • Health Information / Medical Health Intervention (C239)
    Block 11 View block
    • Life Habits/Behaviours / Tobacco use
    Block 12 View block
    • Physical Environment / Environmental exposures / Chemical environmental exposures / Passive Smoke Exposure
    Block 14 View block
    • Life Habits/Behaviours / Alcohol use
    Block 15 View block
    • Sociodemographic Characteristics / Age/Birth Date / Subject age / birth date
    Block 16 View block
    • Sociodemographic Characteristics / Gender
    Block 17 View block
    • Sociodemographic Characteristics / Residence / Current Residence

    This Catalogue was archived on: 2013-12-09. Information included in this Catalogue is for informational purposes only.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Study name Airwave Health Monitoring Study [AWHMS]
    Last update 02/27/2009
    Collected at phase Baseline
    Year interval 2004 to 2010

    Contact

    Deepa Singh (Dr.)
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London
    London W2 1PG
    Phone: +44 (0) 20 75943249
    Email:

    Physical and cognitive measures collected

    Legend Yes No

    BODY STRUCTURES

    ANTHROPOMETRIC STRUCTURES

    Anthropometric measures

    Yes Weight (Marsden weighing scales are used)

    Yes Height (Stadiometer is used to measure)

    Yes Standing height

    Yes Sitting height

    Yes Body circumferences (SECA elastic tape measure used)

    Yes Waist circumference

    Yes Hip circumference

    Body composition

    Yes Bioimpedance (Tanita BC418MA is used to measure body composition)

    BODY FUNCTIONS

    MENTAL FUNCTIONS

    Global mental functions

    Yes Intelligence (Fluid intelligence test)

    Yes Cognitive functions (Reaction time)

    Specific mental functions

    Yes Attention functions (Attention disruption test)

    Yes Memory functions (Working memory and episodic memory)

    FUNCTIONS OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS

    Functions of the cardiovascular system

    Yes Blood pressure (Omron blood pressure machine used)

    Yes Heart rate

    Yes Heart rate at rest

    Yes Electrical activity (Burdick Eclipse 12 lead ECG machine used)

    Yes Other measures of the cardiovascular functions (PWV)

    Administration mode

    Legend Yes No

    Administration environment

    No Hospital, clinic, university or recruitment center

    No Participant residence

    Yes Other (Clinics set up at every police force to do the measurements)

    Staff administering test

    Yes Professionals (nurses, clinicians, etc)

    No Interviewers/research assistants

    No Other

    The nurses are trained by Imperial staff to follow the research protocol

    Documentation on procedures

    Administration language English
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