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.
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Interstitial cystitis (IC) is defined by the hallmark symptoms of chronic pelvic or bladder pain, often accompanied by urgency or frequency of urination. Using data from over 1 million men and women, we will examine the natural history and longitudinal trends of IC symptoms over 10 years in a diverse population that are traditionally underrepresented in IC research. We will also examine the biological, environmental,... more »
Evidence is beginning to accumulate that certain systemic and oral health conditions are related. For example, heart disease and chronic periodontitis are associated, although the reasons for this association remain unclear. The AoU database, with its longitudinal design and large sample size, would be a powerful resource to discover additional systemic-oral health associations as well as determining causal relationships.... more »
Longitudinal study, 13 years, from kindergarten through 12th grade, test, if, providing the opportunities for professional sports training, benefit children over a lifetime span as adults. Study may continue beyond 13 years, covering full life span, up to 70 years and beyond. Possible benefits: disease reduction, longer life span, increased productivity as workforce. Comparisons can be made with similar programs in other... more »