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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Diabetes, Cerebrovascular Disease, Age-Associated Decline or Cardiovascular Disease
and you are
between 30 and 64
years old
This is an observational trial.
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The purpose

The Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span study (HANDLS) is a multidisciplinary, community-based, prospective longitudinal epidemiologic study examining the influences of race and socioeconomic status (SES) on the development of age-related health disparities among socioeconomically diverse African Americans and whites in Baltimore. This study investigates whether health disparities develop or persist due to differences in SES, differences in race, or their interaction. This study is unique because it will assess over a 20-year period physical parameters as well as evaluate genetic, biologic, demographic, and psychosocial parameters of African American and white participants in higher and lower SES. It also employs novel research tools, mobile medical research vehicles, in hopes of improving participation rates and retention among non-traditional research participants. The domains of the HANDLS study include: nutrition, cognition, biologic biomarkers, body composition and bone quality, physical function and performance, sociodemographics, psychosocial, neighborhood environment and cardiovascular disease. Utilizing data from these study domains will facilitate understand the driving factors behind persistent black-white health disparities in overall longevity, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive decline. HANDLS recruited a fixed cohort as an area probability sample of Baltimore City from August 2004 through November 2009 as Wave 1. HANDLS Wave 2 entitled The Association of Personality and Socioeconomic status with Health Status - An Interim Follow-up Study began in June 2006 under a separate protocol. It was designed as a follow-up telephone interview approximately 18 months after the initial examination (Wave 1) was complete. Wave 2 provided interim contact with study participants, and important interim information regarding their health. Now completed, waves 3 and 4 were the first and second follow-up examinations and participants second and third visit to our mobile Medical Research Vehicles (MRVs). The current protocol outlines Wave 5, the third follow-up examination and participants fourth visit to our mobile Medical Research Vehicles (MRVs). Planned as a follow-up after 3-4 years, Wave 5 consists of health examinations, questionnaires, a telephone dietary-recall interview, sensory assessments (visual, olfactory), health literacy assessment, skin color analysis, renal function assessments, environmental assessments and structural MRIs....

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01323322. The sponsor of the trial is National Institute on Aging (NIA) and it is looking for 3720 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity Across the Life Span (HANDLS)