Five hundred and seventy-seven participants enrolled in the MHA Project. Enrollment began in 2005 and ended in 2011. Twenty-seven percent of participants reported their race as African American. Participants were seen yearly in the Duke Memory Disorders Clinic. The total number of assessments for any participant ranged from 2 to 7. The most recent assessments were completed in 2012.
The study enrollment has closed and data are currently under analysis. The data from the MHA study are maintained at the ADRC and a subset of data identified as the Uniform Data Set (UDS) was transmitted to the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center. The Bryan ADRC data along with data from over 25 other ADRC’s are thus available for use by researchers throughout the country. Some of the findings from the MHA study have already been presented at national meetings as part of a large collaborative study with the other federally funded AD Centers.
Depending on research direction and funding, participants may be contacted for further follow-up in future years. To facilitate continued involvement in the emerging studies, many participants in the MHA project subsequently joined the Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Registry and have participated in the ongoing PREPARE Prevention Screening Study & Database/Repository.
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