Implementing a Physical and Cognitive Performance Assessment Cohort in the MURDOCK Study Community Registry and Biorepository (PPS)
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The purpose of this study is to use the MURDOCK Horizon 1.5 infrastructure (Duke Instutional Review Board Pro00011196) to specifically target and enroll 1,000 participants across age groups and other demographic categories in order to develop a diverse cohort with specific physical and cognitive performance data paired with biological samples.
The MURDOCK Study, proposes this Horizon 2 study to collect a brief physical and cognitive performance assessment from 1,000 MURDOCK Registry participants. Blood sample aliquots will also be obtained. These physical and cognitive performance data, paired with -omics data from plasma and serum sample analyses, offer promise in the discovery of biomarkers for functional decline. This research will provide an important basis for our understanding of the physical, lifestyle, and genetic factors which, over the lifespan, contribute to changes in physical and cognitive capabilities as we age.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
30 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The study population will include 1,000 participants ages 30 and older living in Cabarrus County and/or the city of Kannapolis, or certain portions of Rowan, Mecklenburg, or Stanly counties in North Carolina.
A resident of Cabarrus County and/or the city of Kannapolis (and surrounding regions) or certain portions of Rowan, Mecklenburg, or Stanly counties in North Carolina for 6 or more months of the year.
Age 30 or older
Female that is currently pregnant
Having had a heart attack, angina, congestive heart failure, or fluid in the lungs within the past 6 months
Participant that requires consent by a legally authorized representative
Participant that cannot walk 30ft without human assistance