The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA) is a prospective cohort study of older adults in the Netherlands, initially based on a nationally representative sample of people aged 55–84 years. The study has been ongoing since 1992, and focuses on the determinants, trajectories and consequences of physical, cognitive, emotional and social functioning. Strengths of the LASA study include its multidisciplinary character, the availability of over 25 years of follow-up, and the cohort-sequential design that allows investigations of longitudinal changes, cohort diferences and time trends in functioning. The fndings from LASA have been reported in over 600 publications so far (see www.lasa-vu.nl).
Hoogendijk, E. O., Deeg, D. J. H., de Breij, S., Klokgieters, S. S., Kok, A. A. L., Stringa, N., Huisman, M. (2019). The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam: cohort update 2019 and additional data collections. European Journal of Epidemiology.