Study of children's health
In the PIAMA study, we follow thousands of children from their births in 1996 until the present using questionnaires and medical check-ups. This produces data for various scientific issues related to health.
PIAMA is short for Prevention and Incidence of Asthma and Mite Allergy. The study was originally set up to generate a better insight into the etiology of asthma and allergies, but was enhanced over time and now includes a wide range of health-related conditions. The PIAMA participants have filled in questionnaires about lifestyle, living environment and surroundings, complaints and conditions. They also participated in a medical check-up once every four years, which included measurement of pulmonary function and blood sampling.
There are various possibilities for a scientific internship as part of this study. Students work on scientific research using a large data set. The data are already available; students will analyze the data and incorporate the results in a report. There are different answers that can be answered. These include such aspects as pain complaints, accidents and injuries, quality of life, mental health, lifestyle (smoking, nutrition) and environment (noise and green spaces).