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Tracking Adolescents' Individual Lives Survey (TRAILS)
Date of Last update : 2017.08.15 Rivision Request
Hosting Legal Entity
University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen
Type Of RI
Hanzeplein 1, University Medical Center Groningen, Triade building, Entrance number 24, first floor, Groningen, PO: 9713 GZ, Groningen (Netherlands), Netherlands(52.2378196716309, 5.53442573547363)
Coordinating Country
Life Cycle Status
Operational since 2001
Mission and objective
TRAILS (Tracking Adolescents' Individual Lives Survey) is an ongoing, multidisciplinary research on the psychological, social and physical development of children towards adulthood. It contributes to the understanding of the determinants of adolescents' knowledge about mental (ill-)health and social development during adolescence and young adulthood, as well as the mechanisms underlying the associations between determinants and these outcomes This knowledge is necessary for developing effective interventions and prevention.TRAILS started in 2001. Since then a group of young people from the Northern part of the Netherlands is closely monitored. Every two years, over 2500 youngsters are subjected to questionnaires, interviews and other tests. Characteristics of TRAILS: - Population cohort (N = 2230, started in 2000)- TRAILS CC. Clinical cohort (N=543, started in 2004)- Age at first wave is 10-12 years- Taking measurements from participants every two years until they are at least 24 years old- Gathering information from different sources: participants, parents, teachers, classmates, brothers and sisters- Gathering information about social, psychological and biological factors.
RI Keywords
Cohort study,Adolescents,Psychological (ill) health
RI Category
Clinical Research Centres
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
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