Have you been invited to participate in the HYDRIA study?
The HYDRIA study is based on the voluntary participation of individuals who have been selected randomly from the total Greek population. The data collected will be used in order to validly assess the health status, diet and lifestyle of the residents of Greece. The results of the study will contribute to a better planning and evaluation of policies for the protection and promotion of public health.
If you are invited to participate in the study, you simply have to present at the preselected venues near your residence (e.g. local Health Centre) at a date and time of your convenience. For further details about the appointment and all other information regarding your participation, the study collaborators will inform you by phone .
How is the selection process implemented?
Individuals who participate in the study are randomly selected on the basis of the 2011 census population data. The selection method aims at the enrolment of a population sample representative of the residents of Greece. More than 4.000 adults, men and women, permanent residents of Greece, are included in the study.
Your attendance is valuable. By contributing a little of your time, you can assist to a better understanding of the health needs of our population.
There are benefits for every individual who has been invited and takes part in the project, because he/she:
• receives dietary and prevention advice.
• receives results of laboratory tests (blood glucose,total and HDL cholesterol,uric acid,creatinine,calcium,albumin and transaminases) free of charge.
More importantly, the population as a whole benefits because:
• The study results will help the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity and its collaborating institutions in the planning and implementation of more effective policies for the protection and promotion of public health.
For any queries regarding your participation in the HYDRIA study, click here or contact the Hellenic Health Foundation, tel.: 210 7770697.