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We are pleased to have met, and exceeded, our recruitment target for the Oxford Pain, Activity and Lifestyle (OPAL) cohort study. The study has now closed to recruitment with 5,410 patients enrolled. We are continuing to follow up participants over the coming years to allow us to see how health and physical activity change over time.

The aim of the OPAL study is to understand the epidemiology of mobility limitation in later life, to develop a prognostic tool that will help healthcare professionals and General Practitioners in primary care to identify people who are likely to have declining mobility.

More about the OPAL study