The MRC National Survey of Health of Development (NSHD) assessed their cohort members (CMs) during the study’s age 53 sweep using the Prospective Memory measure.
Details on this measure and the data collected from the CMs are outlined in the table below.
|Administration method:||Research nurse; face to face; pen and paper; read aloud|
|Procedure:||Respondents were told that that, later in the interview, they would be given an envelope and asked to write a name and address on it, at which point they should remember to turn it over, seal it, and write their initials on it. After the animal naming task, the interviewer handed the participant an envelope and asked them to write down the name John Brown, 42 West Street, Bedford.|
|Link to questionnaire:||https://skylark.ucl.ac.uk/NSHD/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=questionnaires:1999-capi.pdf (opens in new tab)|
|Scoring:||A 3-point ordinal variable was constructed as follows:
|Total score/derived variable(s):||Remem|
|Both actions completed correctly, without prompting (N = 2,431)|
|One action completed, without prompting (N = 310)|
|No action completed, without prompting (N = 184)|
|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’.