We are pleased to have reached our original target of 4,000 participants! We still welcome responses from anyone who has been invited to join the study but has not yet replied. Our thanks to all participants who have consented to join the study.
We are now sending out Year 1 Follow Up questionnaires to participants - thank you to everyone who has returned theirs so far.
This is a study about health outcomes in older adults. We are surveying over 4,000 adults across England to see how health and physical activity change over time. The information that we collect will help us to understand how a person’s health affects their mobility as they age, and provide insight into improving the management of health in older adults.
We have invited people from across England to take part in the OPAL survey. If you have been selected to participte you will receive a letter in the post from your GP, along with a copy of the survey and a consent form. You can find out more information about the study on this website. If you have questions about participating, please do get in touch with the Research Team.
The Oxford Pain, Activity and Lifestyle (OPAL) study is a 5-year survey which looks at how people's health and physical activity change over time. We are working with around 40 GP practices across England to assist with the identification and follow-up of eligible patients. Information for GP practices interested in supporting this work.