The MRC National Survey of Health of Development (NSHD) assessed their cohort members (CMs) during the study’s age 68-70 sweep using the Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination-III (ACE-III): Fluency measure.
Details on this measure and the data collected from the CMs are outlined in the table below.
|Domain:||Glr (Long-Term Storage and Retrieval)|
|Administration method:||Research nurse. Mostly conducted using ACEmobile app, installed on iPad, with prompts to guide interviewer through the process. Pen and paper used where necessary (e.g. drawing tests).|
|Procedure:||In one minute, participants were asked to name as many words as possible beginning with a specific letter (excluding the names of people and countries). Next, they were given a minute to name as many animals as possible.|
|Link to questionnaire:||https://skylark.ucl.ac.uk/NSHD/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=mrepo:ace-iii.pdf (opens in new tab)|
|Scoring:||0 - 14 (number of responses grouped into 7 categories, e.g. 0 - 1 items named = 0 points, 2 - 3 items named = 1 point, etc.)|
|Item-level variable(s):||Not currently available|
|Total score/derived variable(s):||ACEFLU15x|
|N = 2,101|
|Range = 1 - 14|
|Mean = 11.00|
|SD = 2.11|
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|Age of participants (months):||Mean = 834.14, SD = 2.93, Range = 828 - 848|
|Other sweep and/or cohort:||None|
|Source:||Mathuranath, P. S., Nestor, P. J., Berrios, G. E., Rakowicz, W., & Hodges, J. R. (2000). A brief cognitive test battery to differentiate Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. Neurology, 55(11), 1613-1620.|
|Technical resources:||Noone, P. (2015). Addenbrooke's cognitive examination-III. Occupational Medicine, 65(5), 418-420.|
|Reference examples:||Matías-Guiu, J. A., Valles-Salgado, M., Rognoni, T., Hamre-Gil, F., Moreno-Ramos, T., & Matías-Guiu, J. (2017). Comparative diagnostic accuracy of the ACE-III, MIS, MMSE, MoCA, and RUDAS for screening of Alzheimer Disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 43(5-6), 237-246.|
|James, S. N., Davis, D., O'Hare, C., Sharma, N., John, A., Gaysina, D., ... & Richards, M. (2018). Lifetime affective problems and later-life cognitive state: Over 50 years of follow-up in a British birth cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 241, 348-355.|
- 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’.