The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) assessed their cohort members (CMs) at 18 months’ age (Children in Focus Clinic) using the Griffiths Scales of Mental Development (GSMD) Locomotor Scale.
Details on this measure and the data collected from the CMs are outlined in the table below.
|CHC:||Gp (Psychomotor Abilities)|
|Administration method:||Trained interviewer; clinical setting; physical tasks|
|Procedure:||The interviewer noted (yes/no) whether the child was capable of performing physical tasks ranging in difficulty from 'Can climb on to a low ledge or step' to 'Can bring a chair to the table, place it in position and seat her/himself without help'.|
|Link to questionnaire:||http://www.bristol.ac.uk/alspac/researchers/our-data/clinical-measures/ (opens in new tab)|
|Scoring:||Standardised DQ (0 - 100)|
|Item-level variable(s):||Not readily available|
|Total score/derived variable(s):||cf772, cf778|
|Descriptives:||Unadjusted score||Age adjusted score|
|N = 1,174||N = 1,168|
|Range = 0 - 32.5||Range = 64.38 - 135.45|
|Mean = 20.60||Mean = 112.21|
|SD = 2.22||SD = 10.06|
|(click image to enlarge)||(click image to enlarge)
|Age of participants:||Mean = 79.90 weeks, SD = 1.47, Range = 76 - 87|
|Other sweep and/or cohort:||None|
|Source:||Griffiths, R. (1970). The abilities of young children. London: Child Development Research Centre.|
|Reference examples:||Little, R. E., Northstone, K., Golding, J., & ALSPAC Study Team. (2002). Alcohol, breastfeeding, and development at 18 months. Pediatrics, 109(5), e72-e72.|
|Hibbeln, J. R., Davis, J. M., Steer, C., Emmett, P., Rogers, I., Williams, C., & Golding, J. (2007). Maternal seafood consumption in pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes in childhood (ALSPAC study): an observational cohort study. The Lancet, 369(9561), 578-585.|
- Overview of all cognitive measures in ALSPAC
- Overview of childhood cognitive measures across all studies
This page is part of CLOSER’s ‘A guide to the cognitive measures in five British birth cohort studies’.