Rationale, design and methods for the 22 year follow-up of the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study

Straker, Leon M., Hall, Graham L., Mountain, Jenny, Howie, Erin, White, Elisha, McArdle, Nigel, Eastwood, Peter R., Smith, Anne, Beales, Darren, O'Sullivan, Peter, Linton, Steven, Pransky, Glenn, Kyaw-Myint, Su Mon, Job, Jenny, Moorin, Rachel, Holt, Pat, Hollams, Elysia, Hantos, Zoltan, Sly, Peter, de Klerk, Nick, James, Alan, Hillman, David, Huang, Rae Chi, Pennell, Craig, Davis, Elizabeth, Bucks, Rachel, Healy, Genevieve, Winkler, Elizabeth, Abbott, Rebecca, Mishra, Gita, Tremblay, Mark, Wood, Diane and Jacques, Angela (2015) Rationale, design and methods for the 22 year follow-up of the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study. BMC Public Health, 15 663: . doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1944-6

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Author Straker, Leon M.
Hall, Graham L.
Mountain, Jenny
Howie, Erin
White, Elisha
McArdle, Nigel
Eastwood, Peter R.
Smith, Anne
Beales, Darren
O'Sullivan, Peter
Linton, Steven
Pransky, Glenn
Kyaw-Myint, Su Mon
Job, Jenny
Moorin, Rachel
Holt, Pat
Hollams, Elysia
Hantos, Zoltan
Sly, Peter
de Klerk, Nick
James, Alan
Hillman, David
Huang, Rae Chi
Pennell, Craig
Davis, Elizabeth
Bucks, Rachel
Healy, Genevieve
Winkler, Elizabeth
Abbott, Rebecca
Mishra, Gita
Tremblay, Mark
Wood, Diane
Jacques, Angela
Title Rationale, design and methods for the 22 year follow-up of the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study
Journal name BMC Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-2458
Publication date 2015-07-14
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1944-6
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 15
Issue 663
Total pages 16
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Language eng
Abstract Background: Young adulthood is a critical life period for health and health behaviours. Related measurements collected before and after birth, and during childhood and adolescence can provide a life-course analysis of important factors that contribute to health and behaviour in young adulthood. The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study has collected a large number of such measurements during the fetal, perinatal, infancy, childhood and adolescence periods and plans to relate them to common health issues and behaviours in young adults, including spinal pain, asthma, sleep disorders, physical activity and sedentary behaviour and, work absenteeism and presenteeism. The aim of this paper is to describe the rationale, design and methods of the 22 year follow-up of the Raine Study cohort.
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Background
Young adulthood is a critical life period for health and health behaviours. Related measurements collected before and after birth, and during childhood and adolescence can provide a life-course analysis of important factors that contribute to health and behaviour in young adulthood. The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study has collected a large number of such measurements during the fetal, perinatal, infancy, childhood and adolescence periods and plans to relate them to common health issues and behaviours in young adults, including spinal pain, asthma, sleep disorders, physical activity and sedentary behaviour and, work absenteeism and presenteeism. The aim of this paper is to describe the rationale, design and methods of the 22 year follow-up of the Raine Study cohort.

Methods/Design
The Raine Study is a prospective cohort study. Participants still active in the cohort (n = 2,086) were contacted around the time of their 22nd birthday and invited to participate in the 22 year follow-up. Each was asked to complete a questionnaire, attend a research facility for physical assessment and an overnight sleep study, wear activity monitors for a week, and to maintain a sleep and activity diary over this week. The questionnaire was broad and included questions related to sociodemographics, medical history, quality of life, psychological factors, lifestyle factors, spinal pain, respiratory, sleep, activity and work factors. Physical assessments included anthropometry, blood pressure, back muscle endurance, tissue sensitivity, lung function, airway reactivity, allergic status, 3D facial photographs, cognitive function, and overnight polysomnography.

Discussion
Describing the prevalence of these health issues and behaviours in young adulthood will enable better recognition of the issues and planning of health care resources. Providing a detailed description of the phenotype of these issues will provide valuable information to help educate health professionals of the needs of young adults. Understanding the life-course risk factors of health issues and behaviours in young adulthood will have important health planning implications, supporting the development of targeted interventions to improve current health status and reduce the onset and development of further ill-health across adulthood.
Keyword Longitudinal cohort
Life-course
Spinal pain
Asthma
Sleep
Sleep disorders
Activity
Work absenteeism
Work presenteeism
Chronic disease
Raine Study
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 1027449
1019980
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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