ALSPAC – Age 5 – Multisyllabic Word Repetition

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The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) assessed their cohort members (CMs) at 61 months’ age (Children in Focus Clinic) using the Multisyllabic Word Repetition measure.

Details on this measure and the data collected from the CMs are outlined in the table below.


Domain:Verbal repetition
Measures:Verbal expression
CHC:Unknown
Administration method:Trained interviewer; clinical setting; questions answered orally
Procedure:Children were asked to repeat two multisyllabic words; "buttercup" and "dinosaur".
Link to questionnaire:http://www.bristol.ac.uk/alspac/researchers/our-data/clinical-measures/ (opens in new tab)
Scoring:Each word was scored as not correct/correct (0 - 1)
Item-level variable(s):cf480 - cf485e
Total score/derived variable(s):cf481, cf482, cf483
Descriptives:NA
Age of participants (months):Mean = 67.19, SD = 0.8, Range = 65 - 73
Other sweep and/or cohort:None
Source:Devised specifically for ALSPAC
Technical resources:None
Reference examples:None

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This page is part of CLOSER’s ‘A guide to the cognitive measures in five British birth cohort studies’.