Measure threat management resources (self-affirmation, optimism, self-compassion, social connections) early in study and then follow up to see how well these resources predict important health outcomes prospectively. Simple prospective design.
The purpose of this study is to understand reasons for minimal participation of urban community residents in longitudinal research. The study will also explore expectations of urban community residents as a result of participating in longitudinal research. The study will use qualitative focus group approach of urban community residents in the Midwest.