Currently submitted to: JMIR Research Protocols
Date Submitted: Nov 13, 2020
Open Peer Review Period: Nov 13, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021
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Understanding Patterns of Healthy Aging Among Men Who Have Sex with Men: Study Methods Paper
With the greying of sexual and gender minority communities and the growing numbers of people over the age of 50 living with HIV, it is increasingly important to understand the psychosocial aspects of aging and aging well.
This paper describes the methods for the Understanding Patterns of Healthy Aging Among Men Who Have Sex With Men.
This observational cohort study is conducted within the Multisite AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and is designed to explore resiliencies to explain patterns of health and illness among midlife and older MSM. To be eligible a participant had to: (1) be an active participant in the MACS; (2) be at least 40 years old by April 1, 2016; and (3) report any sex with another man since enrollment in the MACS.
Eligible participants (N=1,318) completed 6 biannual surveys between April 2016-April 2019. The mean age of the sample was 59.6 years old (range=40-91). The sample was mostly white, educated, gay-identified and included both HIV-positive (49.8%) and HIV-negative (50.2%) men.
Integrating resiliencies in surveillance applications of syndemics theory is a critical springboard for the development of effective interventions that support healthy aging among older MSM.
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