CF. Cognitive Function

CF. Cognitive Function module of ELSA 2006

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IDAUNIQ System generated Unique individual serial number
CFPROM Question Whether respondent is able to do clipboard task
CFMETM Question Memory rating at present time
CFMETMT Question Memory compared to two years ago
CFDATD Question Whether today's day of the month correctly answered
CFDATM Question asked of interviewer Whether today's month correctly answered
CFDATY Question asked of interviewer Whether today's year correctly answered
CFDAY Question Whether today's day of the week correctly answered
CFDSCR Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived: computed score from date questions
CFTEST Question asked of interviewer Whether list read out by computer or interviewer
CFLISST Question asked of interviewer Whether interviewer read instructions for word list task
CFLISEN Question Number of words recalled from list
CFANI Question asked of interviewer Number of animals mentioned
CFMEM Question asked of interviewer Whether prompt given to R for clipboard memory test
CFLETEN Question asked of interviewer Whether able to do letter cancellation task
CFMEMS Question asked of interviewer What R did when handed the clipboard
CFPASCR Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived: score for prospective memory test
CFLISD Question Number of words recalled after delay
CFWHO Question asked of interviewer Whether anyone else in room while conducting tests
CFIMP Question asked of interviewer Whether other factors impaired R's performance
CFWHZ Question asked of interviewer What factors impaired R's performance?
NCLM System generated Letter cancellation: column reached (1-30)
NCORRECT System generated Letter cancellation: number of letters correctly marked (0-65)
NMISSED System generated Letter cancellation: number of letters missed by respondent (0-65)
NROWCLM Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived score for letter cancellation task
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CFMETM

Memory rating at present time

PART OF THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED WITH PEOPLE'S MEMORY. HOW WOULD YOU RATE YOUR MEMORY AT THE PRESENT TIME? WOULD YOU SAY IT IS ...READ OUT...
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CFMETMT

Memory compared to two years ago

COMPARED TO TWO YEARS AGO, WOULD YOU SAY YOUR MEMORY IS ...READ OUT...
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CFDATD

Whether today's day of the month correctly answered

PLEASE TELL ME TODAY'S DATE. INTERVIEWER: CODE WHETHER THE DAY OF MONTH ( Date of interview ) IS GIVEN CORRECTLY.
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CFDATM

Whether today's month correctly answered

INTERVIEWER: CODE WHETHER THE MONTH ( Date of interview ) IS GIVEN CORRECTLY.
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CFDATY

Whether today's year correctly answered

INTERVIEWER: CODE WHETHER THE YEAR ( Date of interview ) IS GIVEN CORRECTLY.
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CFDAY

Whether today's day of the week correctly answered

AND PLEASE TELL ME WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS TODAY? CORRECT ANSWER: Day of interview
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CFPROM

Whether respondent is able to do clipboard task

NOW I WOULD LIKE YOU TO REMEMBER TO DO A TASK IN ORDER TO ASSESS EVERYDAY MEMORY. AT SOME POINT DURING THE INTERVIEW I WILL HAND YOU THIS CLIPBOARD AND A PENCIL. (INTERVIEWER: SHOW RESPONDENT THE CLIPBOARD). WHEN I DO I WOULD LIKE YOU TO WRITE YOUR INITIALS ON THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE PIECE OF PAPER ATTACHED TO THE CLIPBOARD. IS THAT CLEAR? INTERVIEWER:IF 'NO' EXPLAIN FURTHER. PRESS 1 AND TO CONTINUE.
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CFTEST

Whether list read out by computer or interviewer

INTERVIEWER: IF THE RESPONDENT CANNOT HEAR PROPERLY, ADJUST THE VOLUME ON THE LAPTOP, THEN GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION AND PRESS TO PLAY THE TEST MESSAGE AGAIN. INTERVIEWER:IF THE RESPONDENT STILL CANNOT HEAR PROPERLY, CODE THAT YOU WILL READ OUT THE LIST YOURSELF.
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If Whether list read out by computer or interviewer = 2. List read out by interviewer »
 
   
 
CFLISST

Whether interviewer read instructions for word list task

I WILL NOW READ A SET OF 10 WORDS. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO RECALL AS MANY AS YOU CAN. WE HAVE PURPOSELY MADE THE LIST LONG SO IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR ANYONE TO RECALL ALL THE WORDS. MOST PEOPLE RECALL JUST A FEW. PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THE SET OF WORDS AS THEY CANNOT BE REPEATED. WHEN I HAVE FINISHED, I WILL ASK YOU TO RECALL ALOUD AS MANY OF THE WORDS AS YOU CAN, IN ANY ORDER. IS THIS CLEAR? INTERVIEWER: IF NO, EXPLAIN FURTHER. READ OUT WORD LIST BELOW AT A SLOW STEADY RATE APPROXIMATELY ONE WORD EVERY 2 SECONDS. ______ AFTER WORD LIST HAS BEEN READ OUT PRESS 1AND .
   
CFLISEN

Number of words recalled from list

NOW PLEASE TELL ME THE WORDS YOU CAN RECALL.
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CFANI

Number of animals mentioned

INTERVIEWER:WRITE ANIMALS MENTIONED IN BOOKLET PROVIDED. ENTER NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS MENTIONED.
 
If Whether respondent is able to do clipboard task = 1. Yes »
 
   
 
CFMEM

Whether prompt given to R for clipboard memory test

INTERVIEWER: ATTACH BOOKLET (OPEN TO THE LETTER CANCELLATION PAGE) TO THE CLIPBOARD AND HANDTO THE RESPONDENT ALONG WITH A PENCIL AND SAY: 'THESE ARE FOR YOU.' INTERVIEWER: PAUSE FOR EXACTLY 5 SECONDS. IF NO RESPONSE, PROMPT: 'YOU WERE GOING TO DO SOMETHING WHEN I GAVE YOU THE CLIPBOARD AND PENCIL. CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS?' INTERVIEWER: IF RESPONDENT SAYS 'AM I SUPPOSED TO....?' THEN SAY: 'DO WHATEVER YOU THINK YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO.' INTERVIEWER: CODE WHETHER OR NOT YOU PROMPTED RESPONDENT.
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CFLETEN

Whether able to do letter cancellation task

INTERVIEWER: AFTER THE COMPUTER SAYS 'STOP NOW', SAY: PLEASE UNDERLINE THE LETTER ON WHICH YOU FINISHED. INTERVIEWER: NOW TAKE BACK THE BOOKLET AND CLIPBOARD.
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CFMEMS

What R did when handed the clipboard

INTERVIEWER: CODE WHAT RESPONDENT DID WHEN YOU HANDED THEM THE CLIPBOARD AND PENCIL.
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CFLISD

Number of words recalled after delay

A LITTLE WHILE AGO, YOU WERE READ A LIST OF WORDS AND YOU REPEATED THE ONES YOU COULD REMEMBER. PLEASE TELL ME ANY OF THE WORDS THAT YOU CAN REMEMBER NOW. ______ INTERVIEWER:WRITE THE WORDS IN THE BOOKLET PROVIDED. ALLOW AS MUCH TIME AS THE RESPONDENT WISHES, UP TO 2 MINUTES. ENTER THE NUMBER OF WORDS THE RESPONDENT CORRECTLY RECALLS.
 
CFWHO

Whether anyone else in room while conducting tests

INTERVIEWER: WAS THERE ANYONE OTHER THAN YOU AND THE RESPONDENT IN THE ROOM WHILE YOU WERE CONDUCTING THE COGNITIVE FUNCTION TESTS?
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CFIMP

Whether other factors impaired R's performance

INTERVIEWER: WERE THERE ANY FACTORS THAT MAY HAVE IMPAIRED THE RESPONDENT'S PERFORMANCE ON THE TESTS? INCLUDE ANY REASONS FOR LETTER CANCELLATION NOT ATTEMPTED.
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If Whether other factors impaired R's performance = 1. Yes »
 
   
 
CFWHZ

What factors impaired R's performance?

INTERVIEWER: WHAT WERE THEY?
   
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CFMETM
Memory rating at present time

PART OF THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED WITH PEOPLE'S MEMORY. HOW WOULD YOU RATE YOUR MEMORY AT THE PRESENT TIME? WOULD YOU SAY IT IS ...READ OUT...
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1. ... excellent,
2. very good,
3. good,
4. fair,
5. or, poor?

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CFMETMT
Memory compared to two years ago

COMPARED TO TWO YEARS AGO, WOULD YOU SAY YOUR MEMORY IS ...READ OUT...
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1. better now,
2. about the same,
3. or worse now than it was then?

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CFDATD
Whether today's day of the month correctly answered

PLEASE TELL ME TODAY'S DATE. INTERVIEWER: CODE WHETHER THE DAY OF MONTH ( Date of interview ) IS GIVEN CORRECTLY.
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1. Day of month given correctly
2. Day of month given incorrectly or doesn t know day

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CFDATM
Whether today's month correctly answered

INTERVIEWER: CODE WHETHER THE MONTH ( Date of interview ) IS GIVEN CORRECTLY.
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1. Month given correctly
2. Month given incorrectly/doesn't know year

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CFDATY
Whether today's year correctly answered

INTERVIEWER: CODE WHETHER THE YEAR ( Date of interview ) IS GIVEN CORRECTLY.
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1. Year given correctly
2. Year given incorrectly/doesn't know year

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CFDAY
Whether today's day of the week correctly answered

AND PLEASE TELL ME WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS TODAY? CORRECT ANSWER: Day of interview
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1. Day of week given correctly
2. Day of week given incorrectly/doesn't know year

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CFPROM
Whether respondent is able to do clipboard task

NOW I WOULD LIKE YOU TO REMEMBER TO DO A TASK IN ORDER TO ASSESS EVERYDAY MEMORY. AT SOME POINT DURING THE INTERVIEW I WILL HAND YOU THIS CLIPBOARD AND A PENCIL. (INTERVIEWER: SHOW RESPONDENT THE CLIPBOARD). WHEN I DO I WOULD LIKE YOU TO WRITE YOUR INITIALS ON THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE PIECE OF PAPER ATTACHED TO THE CLIPBOARD. IS THAT CLEAR? INTERVIEWER:IF 'NO' EXPLAIN FURTHER. PRESS 1 AND TO CONTINUE.
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1. Yes
2. No: respondent is blind or has poor eyesight
3. No: respondent unable to use pen
4. No: respondent is deaf or hard of hearing
5. No: respondent too tired
6. No: respondent has illness or physical impariment
7. No: respondent has impaired concentration
8. No: respondent very nervous or anxious
9. No: respondent has other mental impairment
10. No: respondent has difficulty understanding English
85. Other answer not codeable
86. Irrelevant response
95. Other answer - not backcoded

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CFTEST
Whether list read out by computer or interviewer

INTERVIEWER: IF THE RESPONDENT CANNOT HEAR PROPERLY, ADJUST THE VOLUME ON THE LAPTOP, THEN GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION AND PRESS TO PLAY THE TEST MESSAGE AGAIN. INTERVIEWER:IF THE RESPONDENT STILL CANNOT HEAR PROPERLY, CODE THAT YOU WILL READ OUT THE LIST YOURSELF.
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1. List read out by computer
2. List read out by interviewer

If Whether list read out by computer or interviewer (CFTEST) = 2. List read out by interviewer »

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CFLISST
Whether interviewer read instructions for word list task

I WILL NOW READ A SET OF 10 WORDS. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO RECALL AS MANY AS YOU CAN. WE HAVE PURPOSELY MADE THE LIST LONG SO IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR ANYONE TO RECALL ALL THE WORDS. MOST PEOPLE RECALL JUST A FEW. PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THE SET OF WORDS AS THEY CANNOT BE REPEATED. WHEN I HAVE FINISHED, I WILL ASK YOU TO RECALL ALOUD AS MANY OF THE WORDS AS YOU CAN, IN ANY ORDER. IS THIS CLEAR? INTERVIEWER: IF NO, EXPLAIN FURTHER. READ OUT WORD LIST BELOW AT A SLOW STEADY RATE APPROXIMATELY ONE WORD EVERY 2 SECONDS. ______ AFTER WORD LIST HAS BEEN READ OUT PRESS 1AND .

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CFLISEN
Number of words recalled from list

NOW PLEASE TELL ME THE WORDS YOU CAN RECALL.
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0..10

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CFANI
Number of animals mentioned

INTERVIEWER:WRITE ANIMALS MENTIONED IN BOOKLET PROVIDED. ENTER NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ANIMALS MENTIONED.

If Whether respondent is able to do clipboard task (CFPROM) = 1. Yes »

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CFMEM
Whether prompt given to R for clipboard memory test

INTERVIEWER: ATTACH BOOKLET (OPEN TO THE LETTER CANCELLATION PAGE) TO THE CLIPBOARD AND HANDTO THE RESPONDENT ALONG WITH A PENCIL AND SAY: 'THESE ARE FOR YOU.' INTERVIEWER: PAUSE FOR EXACTLY 5 SECONDS. IF NO RESPONSE, PROMPT: 'YOU WERE GOING TO DO SOMETHING WHEN I GAVE YOU THE CLIPBOARD AND PENCIL. CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS?' INTERVIEWER: IF RESPONDENT SAYS 'AM I SUPPOSED TO....?' THEN SAY: 'DO WHATEVER YOU THINK YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO.' INTERVIEWER: CODE WHETHER OR NOT YOU PROMPTED RESPONDENT.
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1. No prompt given
2. Prompt given

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CFLETEN
Whether able to do letter cancellation task

INTERVIEWER: AFTER THE COMPUTER SAYS 'STOP NOW', SAY: PLEASE UNDERLINE THE LETTER ON WHICH YOU FINISHED. INTERVIEWER: NOW TAKE BACK THE BOOKLET AND CLIPBOARD.
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1. Was able to do test
2. Reading problems
3. Blind or poor eyesight
4. Deaf or hard of hearing
5. Too tired
6. Has other illness or physical impairment
7. Impaired concentration
8. Very nervous or anxious
9. Has other mental impairment
10. Problems with the laptop
11. Refusal/didn't want to take part
12. Difficulty using pen
13. didn't know what to do/didn't understand task
14. Distressed/upset
15. Under influence of alcohol
85. Other answer - not codeable 01 to 15
86. Irrelevant response - not codeable 01 to 15
95. No, for other reason (please specify)

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CFMEMS
What R did when handed the clipboard

INTERVIEWER: CODE WHAT RESPONDENT DID WHEN YOU HANDED THEM THE CLIPBOARD AND PENCIL.
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1. Wrote their initials in top left hand corner
2. Wrote their initials somewhere else
3. Wrote something else in top left hand corner
4. Did something else
5. Did nothing/did not remember what to do

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CFLISD
Number of words recalled after delay

A LITTLE WHILE AGO, YOU WERE READ A LIST OF WORDS AND YOU REPEATED THE ONES YOU COULD REMEMBER. PLEASE TELL ME ANY OF THE WORDS THAT YOU CAN REMEMBER NOW. ______ INTERVIEWER:WRITE THE WORDS IN THE BOOKLET PROVIDED. ALLOW AS MUCH TIME AS THE RESPONDENT WISHES, UP TO 2 MINUTES. ENTER THE NUMBER OF WORDS THE RESPONDENT CORRECTLY RECALLS.

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CFWHO
Whether anyone else in room while conducting tests

INTERVIEWER: WAS THERE ANYONE OTHER THAN YOU AND THE RESPONDENT IN THE ROOM WHILE YOU WERE CONDUCTING THE COGNITIVE FUNCTION TESTS?
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0. Not mentioned
1. Mentioned

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CFIMP
Whether other factors impaired R's performance

INTERVIEWER: WERE THERE ANY FACTORS THAT MAY HAVE IMPAIRED THE RESPONDENT'S PERFORMANCE ON THE TESTS? INCLUDE ANY REASONS FOR LETTER CANCELLATION NOT ATTEMPTED.
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1. Yes
2. No

If Whether other factors impaired R's performance (CFIMP) = 1. Yes »

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CFWHZ
What factors impaired R's performance?

INTERVIEWER: WHAT WERE THEY?

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