The MRC National Survey of Health of Development (NSHD) assessed their cohort members (CMs) during the study’s age 53 sweep using the Delayed Verbal Memory measure.
Details on this measure and the data collected from the CMs are outlined in the table below.
|Measures:||Delayed verbal memory|
|CHC:||Glr (Long-Term Storage and Retrieval)|
|Administration method:||Research nurse; face to face; spoken aloud|
|Procedure:||After the NART was administered (which followed directly after the envelope task) participants were asked to recall, without prior prompting, the name and address they previously wrote on the envelope.|
|Link to questionnaire:||https://skylark.ucl.ac.uk/NSHD/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=questionnaires:1999-capi.pdf (opens in new tab)|
|Scoring:||A maximum score of 6 was achievable, with one point given for each element of the address:
(i) John (ii) Brown, (iii) 42 (iv) West (v) Street, (vi) Bedford
|Item-level variable(s):||naadta1 - naadta6|
|Total score/derived variable(s):||None|
|Age of participants (months):||Mean = 641.47, SD = 2.09, Range = 636 - 650|
|Other sweep and/or cohort:||None|
|Source:||Developed specifically for the study|
|Reference examples:||None found|
- Overview of all cognitive measures in NSHD
- Overview of adulthood cognitive measures across all studies
This page is part of CLOSER’s ‘A guide to the cognitive measures in five British birth cohort studies’.