In Phase 1 of the Mobility for Life Project, participants will be recruited, using active and passive methods, and consented to participate in the study. Participants provide consent to participate in the project for up to 20 years. Individuals are asked to complete a set of questionnaires that collect information on demographic characteristics, lifestyle, health history and physical function. The questionnaire will be administered annually until the end of the follow-up.
The Mobility for Life Project data is collected using the REDCap platform. The data collected is stored in the REDCap database, housed in the Secure Data Haven of the University of Calgary through the Clinical Research Unit at the University of Calgary.
In-person data collection
In Phase II, selected Phase 1 participants will be invited to participate in in-person data collection. In-person data collection may include specific imaging and/or clinical and laboratory testing at various stages in the 20 year period.
These tests will be administered by qualified providers, online or in-person at the Centre for Mobility and Joint Health (MoJo) located at the Foothills Campus of the University of Calgary. The results of these tests evaluations will be available to participants and will be anonymized and kept on a secured database to be used in various ongoing or future studies.