Scapis Update

Posted in: Allmän on 8 March, 2019 by Marie Waltersson

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In December the last examinations in the large national study Swedish CArdioPulmonary bioImage Study (SCAPIS) were finalized. This means that the project is moving in to the analytic phase where all the collected data from the six research sites will be merged in one database. From this database it will be possible to perform research on the whole material of a little over 30 000 participants. A number of articles are already planned by the national group but it will also be possible for other researchers to apply for the use of parts of or the whole material.

In Linköping a little over 5000 residents participated in the study. As the study is moving into the analytic phase the administration of local database and the local research will be handled at CMIV.




To kick off the local research a SCAPIS Update meeting was held at CMIV on Thursday this week. The project leader, Professor Carl Johan Östgren, presented an overwiew of SCAPIS and how the individual researcher can use it, both nationally and locally. Coordinator Charlotte Lundström explained the practical handling of the project applications. Due to thorough review of the applications the researcher should be prepaired to wait 4-6 months for the material.

SCAPIS is a unique study where 30 000 volunteers in the age of 50-65 years have been reqruited. The participants have had a number of examinations and filled in questioners about their lifestyle. The study is a collaboration between six universities and university hospitals and the main funding agency is the Swedish Heart and LungFoundation.

The aim of the Swedish SCAPIS is to predict and prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The goal is to further develop individualised treatment and improve health care by building a nationwide, open-access, population-based cohort.



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