Kendall Ericksen

Project Personnel, FiftyForward

2 active projects

Social support and quality of life in older adults

The question to be studied using the All of Us Research Program data: Do older adults who report a higher quality of life have a better support system? This question will help individuals and professionals better understand the relationship between…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

The question to be studied using the All of Us Research Program data: Do older adults who report a higher quality of life have a better support system? This question will help individuals and professionals better understand the relationship between social support and quality of life. Additionally, this information will help increase validity for the All of Us Research Program data as this question is based on previous findings.

Project Purpose(s)

  • Population Health

Scientific Approaches

We will use survey responses to study this question.

Anticipated Findings

I anticipate that older adults who have more social support are more likely to report a higher quality of life. The findings of this study can help medical professionals and researchers create solutions to have a better quality of life.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Age

Research Team

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Relationship between age, chronic pain, and opioid dependence

The goal of this research is to determine if there is a relationship between age, chronic pain, and opioid dependence. The reason behind this investigation is to create validity for the All of Us Research Program data based on other…

Scientific Questions Being Studied

The goal of this research is to determine if there is a relationship between age, chronic pain, and opioid dependence. The reason behind this investigation is to create validity for the All of Us Research Program data based on other scientific findings. We hope to find a relationship among adults over the age of 65 with chronic pain and opioid dependency.

Project Purpose(s)

  • Population Health

Scientific Approaches

To create this study we will be utilizing data from all age groups. We will be using the conditions domain to determine individuals that experience both chronic pain, opioid use, and opioid dependency. With this cohort we will compare individuals among the ages of 18 and 49 to individuals among the ages of 50 and 120. We will analyze this data to determine if there is a significant difference among individuals experiencing chronic pain that develop an opioid dependency depending on their age.

Anticipated Findings

We anticipate to finding that adults over the age of 65 will be more likely to have an opioid dependency due to chronic pain. These findings will help produce validity for the All of Us Research Program data from already relevant scientific findings. Additionally, these findings can help healthcare professionals and other researchers better understand this relationship.

Demographic Categories of Interest

  • Age

Research Team

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