Mitchelstown Cohort Re-Screen 2015 (MCR 2015)

Participation information

The Mitchelstown Cohort Study was carried out in 2010/2011 in the LivingHealth Clinic where 2,047 patients were recruited. The LivingHealth Clinic includes 7 GPs. Participants were randomly selected from all registered patients between 50-69 years of age.

The Mitchelstown Cohort provided updated estimates of the prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk factors in middle-aged men and women in Ireland. This provided a more comprehensive assessment of the relationship between lifestyle factors and CVD and diabetes. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, raised body mass index and insulin resistance. The study also aimed to examine the effect of other CVD risk factors i.e. diet, smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity, on general measures of well-being and mental health. 

Five years later we are preparing to carry out a re-screen of the 2,047 individuals who attended between 2010 and 2011. The re-screen is due to commence in October 2015 and aims to understand why people get diabetes and CVD (heart conditions).