Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Clinical Measures

We would like to thank the Phase 9 clinic team who agreed to feature in the above photos, and to Mr Anthony Ward for helping to demonstrate some of our clinical measurements.

See below a summary of the clinical measurements performed between waves 1 and 13:

  • Height
  • Hip
  • Waist
  • Weight
Blood Analysis
  • Biomarkers
  • Blood cells count
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Lipids
  • Vitamins
  • Kidney functioning
  • Liver functioning
Cardiovascular Measures
  • Blood pressure
  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Lipids
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Pulse Wave Velocity
Cognitive Function
  • AH4
  • Mill Hill
  • Memory
  • Verbal fluency
  • Mini Mental State Examination
  • Digit Symbol Substitution Test 
  • Facial Expression Recognition Test
  • Salivary cortisol
  • Hair cortisol
Mental Health
  • Clinical Interview Schedule, Revised
Physical Functioning
  • Balance
  • Chair Rises
  • Finger Tapping Test
  • Grip Strength
  • Lung function
  • Walking speed
  • Liver scan
  • Sleep
  • Physical activity
  • Sedentary behaviour

For detailed information on the clinical measures, please check our Excel data dictionery. On request, we can supply documentation on clinical protocols and syntax of derived variables.