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.
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.