- Baseline Questionnaire (PDF - 24MB):
This is the original questionnaire mailed in 1995-1996
to 3.5 million AARP members that established a cohort of
- Risk Factor Questionnaire (PDF - 19MB):
This questionnaire contains questions about past diet and other health-related information. The Risk Factor cohort contains 334,905 persons.
- Follow-up Questionnaire (PDF - 478kb):
This questionnaire was sent to all living participants in the
baseline cohort at the end of September 2004. It asked participants
about their physical activity, retirement status, medication
use (including hormones), cancer status and other non-cancer
endpoints, and family history of cancer.
Parkinson's Genes and Environment (PAGE) Study
We initiated a study to find the causes of
Parkinsonís disease. This study, the Parkinsonís,
Genes and Environment (PAGE) Study, is a collaborative effort between
us and another branch of NIH, the National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The purpose
of this study is to determine the effects of diet, lifestyle,
and other environmental and genetic factors on the risk of Parkinsonís
Parkinson’s Disease is a common brain disease among elderly
people, affecting more than 1% of elderly Americans. For your information,
we have prepared a brief Fact
Sheet on Parkinson’s disease.
The PAGE study is designed to investigate the environmental and
genetic causes of Parkinson’s disease. In this project, we
will confirm the disease diagnosis for those who reported Parkinson’s
disease in our recent survey (2004-2006). We will also collect
saliva samples from Parkinson’s patients and some selected
participants without Parkinson’s disease. To learn more about
the study and how you can help, please read our short study materials: Patient
Invitation Letter, Control
Invitation Letter, Patient
Brochure and Control
Please note that for the saliva collection in the PAGE study,
all you need to do is to spit 2 milliliters of saliva into the
collection kits we send to you; please visit Saliva
Collection Instruction for details.
If you receive an invitation letter from us, please consider participating
in this important study. With your participation, we hope to make
this study one of the largest research efforts on Parkinson’s
disease. Your participation is crucial for its success, which may
lead to better ways to prevent and treat Parkinson’s disease.
If you have any questions, please contact the Principal Investigator,
Dr. Honglei Chen or the study manager,
Heidi Staub at 1-800-948-7552 Ext 355.
The information on this page is archived and provided for information purposes only.