Radboud University Medical Center

Department of Geriatric Medicine

SPSS syntax for anonymising TOPICS data Memorabel 1-4

Researchers collecting TOPICS data within the ZonMw programme Memorabel round 1-4, have to anonymise their data, before sending them to the TOPICS-MDS Working Group. This means that date of birth has to be converted into birth year and age, and postal codes into municipality codes and Social Economic Status (SES) scores. For the conversion of birth of date and postal codes, SPSS syntax (in Dutch) are available for care receiver and caregiver data at baseline (T0) and follow-up (Tx):



Care receiver_Baseline_lft_gebjr_gemcode_SES


Care receiver_Follow-up_lft_gebjr_gemcode_SES