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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Parkinson's disease

Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 2004-2017 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 53000  
Estimated Current Sample Size 50,000 to 99,999 
Age at Recruitment >16   
Gender Male and Female 

The Airwave Health Monitoring Study was established to evaluate possible health risks associated with the use of TETRA, a digital communication system used by the police forces and other emergency services in Great Britain since 2001. It is a long-term observational study following up the health of the police force with respect to TETRA exposure, and ability to monitor both cancer and non-cancer health outcomes. Around 53,000 participants have been recruited between 2004 and 2015.

Last update – 05/05/2017

Country United Kingdom 
Contact details
Institution name Imperial College London 
Principal Investiator (PI) Professor Paul Elliot 
Contact email [email protected] 
Contact phone number 02075942556 
Address Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Public Health,
Imperial College Faculty of Medicine,
Norfolk Place,
W2 1PG 
Funders (Core support) Home Office | National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: Cognitive function, Mental health, Neurological
Funtional rating: Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular
Biological samples: Blood, Urine
Genotyping: Gene screening
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Marital status, Occupation and employment
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
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