LRGS TUA: Neuroprotective Model for Healthy Longevity among Malaysian Older Adults

Principal Investigator

Professor Suzana Shahar
Community Rehabilitation and Aging Research Centre
Faculty of Health Sciences
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
43000 Kuala Lumpur

Data Contact

Suzana Shahar


Setting: Four states in Malaysia: Johor, Perak, Selangor and Kelantan.
Start Date: 2012–3
End Date: Ongoing
Participants: 2322 individuals aged 60+ at baseline
Assessment Schedule: 18 and 36 months, 5 years
Measures: (1) Neuropsychological tests; (2) Broad range of sociodemographic, health, psychosocial and dietary measures; (3) Anthropometric and physical function and fitness; (4) Biospecimens including blood, buccal swab, hair and toenail; (5) Subsample assessed for vision and auditory function.

Further Information

Shahar et al. Approaches in methodology for population-based longitudinal study on neuroprotective model for healthy longevity (TUA) among Malaysian Older Adults. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2016;28:1089-110.