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Age, Risk Factors for CVD and Cognitive Functioning

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00007397
First Posted: December 19, 2000
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2016
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Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  Purpose
To relate cardiovascular disease (CHD) risk factors to cognitive performance among middle-aged and elderly men and women over a 10 year longitudinal study period.

Condition
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Neurologic Manifestations

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: February 2000
Study Completion Date: January 2004
Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

The Framingham Heart Study is a major epidemiological investigation of prospective relationships between risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD risk factors) and CVD risk factor outcomes. The Framingham Study and other large, prospective studies have resulted in an extensive literature on the impact of CVD risk factors (including age) and CVD outcomes. Comparatively, there have been many fewer studies of the impact of CVD risk factors on cognitive functioning, and possibly no studies of the effect of objectively measured, competing risk factors on cognitive functioning.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

Dr. Elias and colleagues used cardiovascular risk factor data from the Framingham Heart Study (N= 2,123) in a prospective design allowing them to relate CVD risk factors (including age and gender) to two outcome measures: (1) level of cognitive performance and (2) change in cognitive performance over a 10 year longitudinal study period. The overall goals were to determine the best multivariate combination of biological and psychosocial risk factors for the prediction of lowered cognitive ability in middle-aged and elderly men and women, and to evaluate the relative impact of age, gender, and other biological and psychosocial risk factors on cognitive functioning.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
No eligibility criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00007397


Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Investigators
OverallOfficial: Merrill Elias Boston University