Determinants of disease and disability in the elderly: The Rotterdam elderly study

  title={Determinants of disease and disability in the elderly: The Rotterdam elderly study},
  author={Albert Hofman and Diederick E. Grobbee and Paulus T. V. M. de Jong and F. A. M. van den Ouweland},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
In this paper the Rotterdam Elderly Study is presented. The aim of the study is to investigate determinants of disease occurrence and progression in the elderly. In addition to contributing to our understanding of the etiology of geriatric illnesses, the study is expected to lead to specific recommendations for intervention. The study focusses on causally related determinants of major diseases in the elderly. Fields of interest for the Rotterdam Elderly Study are- conditions which interfere the… CONTINUE READING
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