Researchers: Aims and themes
The main aims of the original DASH study in 2003 were to:
Investigate the relationship between social conditions and health, health related behaviour, and well-being of young people from different ethnic groups living in London, particularly Black Caribbeans.
Investigate aspects of family life and school life that relate to the health, health-related behaviour, and well-being of ethnic minority young people.
Investigate how social conditions, family life and school life may work together to influence health, health-related behaviour, and well-being.
The main aims of the follow-up study in 2005/06 were to:
Investigate ethnic differences in health and health-related behaviour between ages 11-13 and ages 14-16.
Investigate whether these changes in health are related to social and psychosocial factors at age 11-13.
Investigate more generally whether these data can help us to understand why some ethnic groups experience higher rates of certain diseases than other ethnic groups in adulthood.
The main aims of the Feasibility study in 2011/12:
We are conducting a feasibility study to establish the best methods for data collection for the next face to face follow-up of the entire cohort.
Our research focuses on three main topic areas:
- Cardiovascular health
- Respiratory health
- Psychological well-being
Follow the links for details on questionnaires and measurements, information on the Research Team and references to publications.