Seeking men and women aged 50 and older who will be transferred to a long-term care facility, have been a resident of a long-term care facility for more than one month, or who live in the community and attend senior center programs for a study of the gut microbiome to better understand risk factors for Clostridium Difficile (an intestinal infection that causes severe diarrhea)
Participants in this study will be asked to provide 8 stool samples over 3 months. The study team will also interview participants at the end of the 3 months about their experiences.
What we're hoping for
We are hoping to better understand how the gut microbiome changes in older adults so that the risk factors for clostridium difficile (an intestinal infection that causes severe diarrhea) might be avoided.
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