Table 1

Baseline assessment of NESDO

Topic

Measurement instrument


Demographics: Age, gender, education, SESa, religion, partner status, family

Standard questions


Diagnostics

Composite Interview Diagnostic Instrument (CIDI) -version 2.1 World Health Organization (WHO), 1997: depressive and anxiety disorders


Psychopathology


- Depression, severity

Inventory of Depressive Symptoms (IDS; Rush et al., 1996,


- Apathy, severity

Apathy Scale (Starkstein et al., 1992)


- Anxiety symptoms

Beck Anxiety Index (Beck et al., 1988)


Physical conditions


- Chronic diseases

LASAa Questionnaire (Kriegsman et al., 1996)


- Pain

Chronic Graded Pain Scale (Von Korff & Miglioretti, 2005)


- Vision and hearing

LASAa Questionnaires http://www.lasa-vu.nl/index.htm webcite


- Sleep

Insomnia Rating Scale (Levine et al., 2003)


- Functional limitations

WHO-Disability Assessment Scale (Chwastiak et al., 2003)


- Medication use

Registration of medication use


- Smoking & drugs

Past & current smoking questions


- Alcohol dependency

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (Babor et al., 1989)


- Physical Activities

International Physical Activities (Craig et al., 2003)


Biological determinants


- Inflammation markers, BDNFa & polymorphism

Fasting blood sample


- Autonomic Nervous System

Electrocardiography & impedance cardiography (VU-AMS; de Geus et al., 1995)


- Cortisol

6 saliva samples, including Dexamethasone Suppression Test (Wüst et al., 2000; APA 1986)


Psychol. determinants


- Personality: Big Five

NEO-Five Factor Inventory (Costa & McCrae, 1995)


- Mastery

Pearlin Mastery scale (Pearlin & Schooler 1978)


- Daily Hassles

Worry Scale-R (Wisocki, 1986)


Social determinants


- Early life events

NEMESIS questionnaire (De Graaf et al., 2004)


- Recent life events

Brugha Questionnaire (Brugha et al., 1985)


- Loneliness and affiliation

Loneliness and affiliation scale (De Jong Gierveld & Kamphuis, 1995)


- Social support

Close Person Inventory (CPI; Stansfeld et al., 1992)


Cognitive functioning


- Global cognitive functioning

Mini-Mental State Examination (Folstein et al. 1975)


- Executive functioning

Stroop Color-Word test (short form) (Stroop 1935)


- Motivational problems

Digit Span (subtest WAISa) (Wechsler, 1958)


- Memory function

Auditory Verbal Learning Test (Rey, 1964; van der Elst et al. 2005)


Use of Care

Trimbos/iMTA questionnaire for Costs associated with Psychiatric Illness (Hakkaart-van Roijen, 2002)


a SES Social Economic Status; LASA Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam; BDNF brain-derived neurotrophic factor; WAIS Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

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