Cohorts

By definition, a cohort is a group of individuals who have at least one common characteristic.

In a cohort study, these individuals are followed and assessed over time in order to describe and understand the evolution of their health and living conditions. These types of epidemiological studies are essential tools for Public Health research.

Participants in these cohorts regularly provide information through questionnaires, medical examinations or interviews. 

The information obtained through cohort studies provides answers to numerous scientific questions and is useful for planning health promotion, health protection and disease prevention measures.

The Instituto de Saúde Pública da Universidade do Porto (ISPUP) manages the organisation of 10 research cohorts.

Cohorts

1995
EPIPorto

Assessing the health determinants of the adult population residing in the city of Porto

2003
EPITeen

Understanding how the habits and behaviours acquired during adolescence will reflect on adult health

2005
Generation XXI

Understanding health status in childhood, adolescence and adulthood

2009
Drug Users

Helping to build a clearer picture of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in drug users

2011
EPICE-PT - Very Preterm Birth

Portraying the reality of extreme prematurity in Portugal

2011
Lisbon Cohort of Men who have Sex with Men

Understanding the dynamics of HIV infection and the adherence to preventive behaviours in Men who have Sex with Men.

2012
NEON-BC

To study the neurological complications of breast cancer and its treatments

2015
MOZA-BC

To study the risk factors, the distribution of breast cancer subtypes, the treatments available and the numbers regarding disease survival in Mozambique

2017
BiTwin

Emphasis on the study of twins. Assessing how the interaction between genetics and environment influences children's development and disease occurrence

2018
NEON-PC

Studying cognitive decline related to prostate cancer and its treatments

EPIPorto

Assessing the health determinants of the adult population residing in the city of Porto.

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EPITeen

Understanding how the habits and behaviours acquired during adolescence will reflect on adult health.

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Generation XXI

Understanding health status in childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

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Drug Users

Helping to build a clearer picture of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in drug users

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EPICE-PT - Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe – Portugal

Portraying the reality of extreme prematurity in Portugal

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Lisbon Cohort of Men who have Sex with Men

Understanding the dynamics of HIV infection and the adherence to preventive behaviours in Men who have Sex with Men

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NEON-BC

To study the neurological complications of breast cancer and its treatments.

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MOZA-BC

To study the risk factors, the distribution of breast cancer subtypes, the treatments available and the numbers regarding disease survival in Mozambique

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BiTwin

Emphasis on the study of twins. Assessing how the interaction between genetics and environment influences children's development and disease occurrence.

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NEON-PC

Studying cognitive decline related to prostate cancer and its treatments

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Testimonies

testimonials

I congratulate you on your excellent work and dedication. I hope you keep it up. Santiago and I want to thank you for coming into our lives. Lots of kisses!

Santiago's mother, participant in the EPICE cohort
testimonials

I want to thank you for all your work and commitment. Being part of Epiteen, besides making me feel secure about my health condition, also makes me feel part of a family. Kisses and hugs to all of you and thank you very much!

Participant in the Epiteen cohort