A cross-sectional study collecting data at the same pointing of time in both the age groups is done below. Stress scores have been developed in relation to perceived racism and they will be utilized to collect data regarding the levels of racism-induced stress. Data pertaining to other variables including but not limited to BMI, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, blood glucose levels, stress hormone levels and mental questionnaires, which in totality may characterize the health status of a person, will be compared in the study group and the control group. It is probable that the stress theory based on neuroendocrine mechanisms is responsible for a differential health status in the racism-affected aging populations.
However, other variables such as poverty, lack of access to better health facilities, education, and awareness, and other socio-cultural factors could be responsible for this as is universally applicable. Taking into account the bias induced by these confounding variables, exploration of racism induced stress as a causative/ contributory factor in the poor health of such populations are likely to put a new light on this issue and thus aid in making a difference to their present health status Research Methodology There have been significantly many forms of methodologies applied to gain the deeper understanding of this issue.
In this regard, particular attention is paid in terms of research design, population, and sample, research tools, data collection, limitations of the study, data analysis, and the results. This research seeks for up to date information on the effects of racial discrimination on different people in different areas, paying attention to the following; • Difference in stress levels between older adults and mental health difficulties• Both young and old people with health difficulties who have been exposed to racial discrimination, and their levels of depression and anxiety• Other factors that could contribute the same effects, regardless of the exposure to the researched causes.
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