RHINESSA is an international study dedicated to studying lung health throughout the lifespan and across generations. RHINESSA refers to Respiratory Health in Northern Europe, Spanin and Australia.
RHINESSA investigates the children and parents of the participants of large international studies (RHINE and ECRHS) in 7 countries. These studies have investigated lung health, allergies and associated diseases over the last 20 years.
Melbourne, Australia, is one of the 10 RHINESSA study centres. The Melbourne centre is currently following up study participants with questionnaires and clinical examination. These study participants are offspring of the ECRHS III Melbourne centre participants.