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Nashville Stress and Health Study

Country: United States

Study Design: Observational cohort with repeated measurements over time

Participant age range: 

  • Early adulthood or midlife

  • Aging adults

Number of participants at baseline: ~1,200

Year of initial enrollment: 2011

Number of data collection waves: Data collection ongoing

Measures of well-being:

  • Optimism

  • Life Satisfaction

  • Subjective Happiness

  • Perceptions of Mattering

Quantity of well-being measures (e.g., number of constructs, number of times of well-being was assessed: Unknown

Quality of well-being measures (e.g., were measures reliable and valid in the study population): Unknown

Measures of physical health: 

  • Self-rated / questionnaire-based health

  • Self-report medical history or medication use

  • Measured anthropometrics, e.g., weight

  • Biomarkers

Access information:

This dataset is not publicly available. 

Researchers are required to submit an application to access this data. Fees may be required to access this dataset.

Notable Citation: Taylor J, McFarland M & Carr D. (2019). Age, perceptions of mattering, and allostatic load. Journal of Aging and Health, 31(10), 1830-1849.

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