Social environments and real-time fluctuations in pain among older adults in New York City

Title: Social environments and real-time fluctuations in pain among older adults in New York City

Investigator: Erin York Cornwell, PhD, Cornell University

Overview:     This study will examine variation and fluctuations in physiological and psychological symptoms as a mechanism through which everyday social environments contribute to health outcomes and overall quality of life. Study Aims: Aim 1: Evaluate whether the characteristics of one’s residential area – and spaces of daily activities – are associated with pain and pain intensity. Aim 2: Examine how social context shapes short-term fluctuations in indicators of pain and pain intensity. Aim 3: Consider how the experience of pain shapes daily activities and exposures to residential or nonresidential areas.