Procedures



NoneBlood donation. Brief questionnaire. Allow ongoing access to EMR from any visit at any facilityBlood donation. Health questionnaire (background, environment, family history). Allow access to medical records now and in future.General Template: None if leftover samples and medical record data are used. Specific Studies: Determined by each PI for each study.Blood donation. Questionnaire (demographics and family health history). Allow continued access to medical records. Collate research data from any studies done using subject’s sample and information.Saliva or Blood Donation. Health survey (family history, personal health and health related behaviors). Current and continued access to medical record. Use of DNA for future unspecified tests of genes. Retention of samples and information even if leave KP. Sharing of genetic and health data with NIH database.All persons enrolled in PMRP are asked to fill out a questionnaire that requests data on race/ethnicity, education, smoking, alcohol use, family history of chronic disease, and employment. Participants are also asked to complete self-administered food frequency and physical activity questionnaires. The percentage of participants who have completed these questionnaires is approximately 68%. Blood is also drawn from participants for extraction of DNA and processing of serum and plasma. The blood is processed within 24 hours of collection and the DNA, serum, and plasma are stored at -80oC. Participants are not required to fast before their blood is drawn but they are asked to provide the time since their last meal. The physical activity questionnaire used in the PMRP is the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC)/Baecke Questionnaire. It is a modified version of the original Baecke Questionnaire; The modified version comprises 16 questions about physical activity at work, while playing sports, and during leisure time. The modified questionnaire has previously been validated with physiological methods.You are asked to donate three small extra tubes of blood, less than one tablespoon in total, exclusively for research use. This blood will be collected at your visit to any of NorthShore's hospital outpatient labs or patient service centers -- please refer to www.northshore.org/lab-services/locations for a list of these designated laboratories and their locations. This can be at an already scheduled clinical blood draw, without needing an extra needle stick, or you may instead request a research blood draw at any time. You are also asked to allow the use of future leftover biological samples, such as urine or blood, for research. These are clinically unused leftover samples from your laboratory tests that would normally be discarded. This does not require any action from you, such as a separate sample collection or for you to be recontacted. We will study your donated samples now and in the future. All samples are stored in secured freezers at NorthShore, and these samples will be labeled with a unique research code instead of your name or other identifying information. From time to time we will update the research database with information from your electronic health record, such as demographic information, medical history, test results, medical procedures, images (such as X-rays), medicines you take, and other information in your electronic health record. Some of this clinical information could be considered sensitive, such as various diagnoses, behaviors, and conditions.We will ask you to complete surveys related to many aspects of your life, including your health, your habits, your attitudes, and your relationships. There are two types of assessments: Health History Surveys that are only meant to be answered once, and short Health Tracking Surveys that can be answered daily or weekly. You can complete any, all, or none of these surveys. After you complete 15 of the 18 Health History Surveys and each Health Tracking Survey at least twice you will be eligible to provide a saliva sample. These criteria will apply to the first 2,000 spit kits. If the criteria change or 2,000 spit kits are distributed, we will inform you. Genes for Good will send you a mail-in "spit kit" to collect your saliva sample free of charge. You may be re-contacted. We will occasionally use your Facebook email address to communicate with you. For example, you may be contacted by email to answer additional surveys or provide additional saliva samples for future studies. There is no obligation to participate in these future studies.