Date of filling in this questionnaire or last update: 23/09/2020
1. IDENTIFICATION & BASIC DESCRIPTION
Cohort name
  Airwaves
Country
 

  • United Kingdom

Please provide any other information on the cohort location/s if needed
  United Kingdom
Name
  Paul Elliot
Institution
  Imperial College London
Email
  p.elliott@imperial.ac.uk
Website
 

  • https://police-health.org.uk/

Name of committee
  NHRES
Or provide website
 

  • https://police-health.org.uk/

Data access policy (briefly describe)
  formal application to Access Committee via our partner at Dementia Platform UK (DPUK)
Is this cohort part of a consortium? (name consortium)
  Dementia Platform UK
Participation in pooled analyses
 

  • The cohort is potentially interested in participating in pooled analyses of (European) occupational cohort studies (note pooled analyses also includes remote decentralized analyses that would not require any transfer of primary data as well as meta-analyses).

Main aim of cohort, please briefly describe the main objectives of the cohort
  study health and wellbeing in UK police officers
Study design (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • Prospective cohort

Source population (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • Industry / occupation-based

Comparators (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • Internal study population

Inclusion criteria
  UK police officers and staff participating in the study between 2004 and 2015
Enrollment
  Completed
Children (<18 years) at enrollment
  0
Comments
  Currently the recruitment of the follow up is on hold due to C19
3. OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES
Source of exposure data collected (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • Questionnaire, Personal (Self-reporting or interview)
  • Other (specify)

Specify: Other
  biomarkers
Occupational history/time frame
  Follow-up period
Occupational coding performed
  No
Industry (specify coding system used)
 

  • Police force

Types of exposure measurements
 

  • Biomarkers (see also section 5)

Methods for exposure assessment (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • GIS (other spatial methods)
  • Expert assessment
  • Job Exposure Matrix
  • Measurements (external sampling, biomarkers)
  • Self-report

 

  • Other

Specify: Job Exposure Matrix / Other
  JEMs under development
Main categories
 

  • Metals and metal oxides
  • Physical agents
  • Ergonomics, physical workload, and injury related
  • Psychosocial domains
  • Organisation of work including working time

Metals and metal oxides
 

  • Lead and all compounds

Physical agents
 

  • Noise
  • Radiation

Physical agents | Radiation
 

  • Non-ionising
  • Solar and ultraviolet

Ergonomics, physical workload, and injury related
 

  • Sedentary work

Psychosocial domains | Job task characteristics/organization of work
 

  • Psychological job demands
  • Social support at work from supervisors

Organisation of work including working time | Shift work
 

  • Night (permanent or rotating)
  • Rotating (not night)
  • Regular/variable

4. OUTCOMES EVALUATED
Baseline - type of outcome data collected (select more than one if applicable)
 

  • Biomarker (specify)
  • Clinical/functional evaluation, e.g. spirometry, ECGs (specify)
  • Questionnaire, individual (self-recording or interview)

Specify: Clinical/functional evaluation, e.g. spirometry, ECGs
  ECG, PWV, spirometry, blood pressure, cognitive test
Specify: Biomarker
  various
Follow-up - type of outcome data collected (select more than one if applicable)
 

  • Biomarker (specify)
  • Clinical/functional evaluation, e.g. spirometry, ECGs (specify)
  • Questionnaire, individual (self-recording or interview)

Specify: Clinical/functional evaluation, e.g. spirometry, ECGs
  ECG, PWV, spirometry, blood pressure, cognitive test
Specify: Biomarker
  various
Outcome type (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • Morbidity

Diagnostic groups based on ICD10
 

  • F Mental disorders
  • G Disease in the nervous system
  • I Heart disease
  • J Respiratory disease
  • M Disorders of muscles, bones, synovialis, bursa, cartilage

F Mental disorders
 

  • Dementia
  • Personality and behavioural disorders
  • Mood [affective] disorders
  • Depression
  • Other mental disorder, not otherwise specified

G Disease in the nervous system
 

  • Sleep disorders

I Heart disease
 

  • Hypertensive diseases

Other health related outcomes
 

  • Biomarkers

Comments
  lipids, glucose, HbA1c, C-peptide, high sensitivity CRP, urea, creatinine, gamma GT, fibrinogen and full blood count
5. BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES & ANALYSIS
Biological samples collected
 

  • Blood
  • Urine

Comments
  All samples are biobanked and available for further analyses
6. Other Information
 

  • Alcohol
  • Demographics
  • Diet
  • Environmental, air pollution
  • Personality
  • Physical exercise
  • Smoking

Possibility for linkage to data registries/data enrichment via data linkage
 

  • Cancer incidence
  • Hospital discharge
  • Medication usage
  • Mortality register