C. Cognition

C. Cognition module of AHEAD 1993

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V355 Question Part of this study is concerned with people's memory, and ability to think about things. First, how would you rate your memory at the present time? Would you say it is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?
V356 Question Compared with 1 year ago, would you say your memory is better now, about the same, or worse now than it was then?
V362 Question I'll read a set of 10 words and ask you to recall as many as you can. We have purposely made the list long so that it will be difficult for anyone to recall all the words -- most people recall just a few. Please listen carefully as I read the set of words. When I finish, I will ask you to recall aloud as many of the words as you can, in any order. Do you have any questions? [IWER: PROBE AS NEEDED FOR UNDERSTANDING OF TASK AND WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE.] [IWER: READ THE ITEMS AT A SLOW, STEADY RATE AS THEY COME UP ON THE SCREEN, APPROXIMATELY ONE WORD EVERY TWO SECONDS]
C3a Question LAKE CAR ARMY FOREST TICKET BIRD WINTER DOOR MOUNTAIN PLANT
IMMWORDC Question Now please tell me the words you can recall. [IWER: PERMIT AS MUCH TIME AS R WISHES -- UP TO ABOUT 2 MINUTES]
C5 Question We're interested in how memory actually works. We find that even people with very good memories seem to forget some things from time to time. The next questions are a little different, but are often asked on studies about memory. [IWER: DO NOT PROBE DK/RF IN SECTION C (COGNITION)]
V373 Question MONTH
V374 Question DAY
V375 Question YEAR
V376 Question DAY OF WEEK
V379 Question Please count backwards beginning with the number 20. [IWER: ALLOW R TO START AGAIN IF FIRST TIME INCORRECT]
V380 Question What do people usually use to cut paper?
V381 Question What do you call the kind of prickly plant that grows in the desert?
V382 Question Who is the President of the United States right now? [IWER: PROBE FOR LAST NAME]
V383 Question Who is the Vice President? [IWER: PROBE FOR LAST NAME]
V384 Question Now let's try some subtraction of numbers. One hundred minus 7 equals what? [IWER: IF R ADDS 7 INSTEAD, YOU MAY REPEAT QUESTION]
V385 Question And 7 from that?
V386 Question And 7 from that?
V387 Question And 7 from that?
V388 Question And 7 from that?
DELWORDC Question A little while ago, I read you a list of words and you repeated the ones you could remember. Please tell me any of the words that you remember now. [IWER: PERMIT AS MUCH TIME AS R WISHES - UP TO 2 MINUTES]
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V355

Part of this study is concerned with people's memory, and ability to think about things. First, how would you rate your memory at the present time? Would you say it is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?

PART OF THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED WITH PEOPLE'S MEMORY, AND ABILITY TO THINK ABOUT THINGS. FIRST, HOW WOULD YOU RATE YOUR MEMORY AT THE PRESENT TIME? WOULD YOU SAY IT IS EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR OR POOR?
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V356

Compared with 1 year ago, would you say your memory is better now, about the same, or worse now than it was then?

COMPARED WITH 1 YEAR AGO, WOULD YOU SAY YOUR MEMORY IS BETTER NOW, ABOUT THE SAME, OR WORSE NOW THAN IT WAS THEN?
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V362

I'll read a set of 10 words and ask you to recall as many as you can. We have purposely made the list long so that it will be difficult for anyone to recall all the words -- most people recall just a few. Please listen carefully as I read the set of words. When I finish, I will ask you to recall aloud as many of the words as you can, in any order. Do you have any questions? [IWER: PROBE AS NEEDED FOR UNDERSTANDING OF TASK AND WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE.] [IWER: READ THE ITEMS AT A SLOW, STEADY RATE AS THEY COME UP ON THE SCREEN, APPROXIMATELY ONE WORD EVERY TWO SECONDS]

I'LL READ A SET OF 10 WORDS AND ASK YOU TO RECALL AS MANY AS YOU CAN. WE HAVE PURPOSELY MADE THE LIST LONG SO THAT IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR ANYONE TO RECALL ALL THE WORDS -- MOST PEOPLE RECALL JUST A FEW. PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY AS I READ THE SET OF WORDS. WHEN I FINISH, I WILL ASK YOU TO RECALL ALOUD AS MANY OF THE WORDS AS YOU CAN, IN ANY ORDER. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

[IWER: PROBE AS NEEDED FOR UNDERSTANDING OF TASK AND WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE.]

[IWER: READ THE ITEMS AT A SLOW, STEADY RATE AS THEY COME UP ON THE SCREEN, APPROXIMATELY ONE WORD EVERY TWO SECONDS]
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If I'll read a set of 10 words and ask you to recall as many as you can. We have purposely made the list long so that it will be difficult for anyone to recall all the words -- most people recall just a few. Please listen carefully as I read the set of words. When I finish, I will ask you to recall aloud as many of the words as you can, in any order. Do you have any questions? [IWER: PROBE AS NEEDED FOR UNDERSTANDING OF TASK AND WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE.] [IWER: READ THE ITEMS AT A SLOW, STEADY RATE AS THEY COME UP ON THE SCREEN, APPROXIMATELY ONE WORD EVERY TWO SECONDS] !was refused »
 
   
 
C3A

LAKE CAR ARMY FOREST TICKET BIRD WINTER DOOR MOUNTAIN PLANT

LAKE CAR ARMY FOREST TICKET BIRD WINTER DOOR MOUNTAIN PLANT
   
 
IMMWORDC

Now please tell me the words you can recall. [IWER: PERMIT AS MUCH TIME AS R WISHES -- UP TO ABOUT 2 MINUTES]

NOW PLEASE TELL ME THE WORDS YOU CAN RECALL. [IWER: PERMIT AS MUCH TIME AS R WISHES -- UP TO ABOUT 2 MINUTES]
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C5

We're interested in how memory actually works. We find that even people with very good memories seem to forget some things from time to time. The next questions are a little different, but are often asked on studies about memory. [IWER: DO NOT PROBE DK/RF IN SECTION C (COGNITION)]

WE'RE INTERESTED IN HOW MEMORY ACTUALLY WORKS. WE FIND THAT EVEN PEOPLE WITH VERY GOOD MEMORIES SEEM TO FORGET SOME THINGS FROM TIME TO TIME. THE NEXT QUESTIONS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT, BUT ARE OFTEN ASKED ON STUDIES ABOUT MEMORY.

[IWER: DO NOT PROBE DK/RF IN SECTION C (COGNITION)]
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V373

MONTH

MONTH
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V379

Please count backwards beginning with the number 20. [IWER: ALLOW R TO START AGAIN IF FIRST TIME INCORRECT]

PLEASE COUNT BACKWARDS BEGINNING WITH THE NUMBER 20. [IWER: ALLOW R TO START AGAIN IF FIRST TIME INCORRECT]
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V380

What do people usually use to cut paper?

WHAT DO PEOPLE USUALLY USE TO CUT PAPER?
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V381

What do you call the kind of prickly plant that grows in the desert?

WHAT DO YOU CALL THE KIND OF PRICKLY PLANT THAT GROWS IN THE DESERT?
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V382

Who is the President of the United States right now? [IWER: PROBE FOR LAST NAME]

WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW?
[IWER: PROBE FOR LAST NAME]
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V383

Who is the Vice President? [IWER: PROBE FOR LAST NAME]

WHO IS THE VICE PRESIDENT? [IWER: PROBE FOR LAST NAME]
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V384

Now let's try some subtraction of numbers. One hundred minus 7 equals what? [IWER: IF R ADDS 7 INSTEAD, YOU MAY REPEAT QUESTION]

NOW LET'S TRY SOME SUBTRACTION OF NUMBERS. ONE HUNDRED MINUS 7 EQUALS WHAT?
[IWER: IF R ADDS 7 INSTEAD, YOU MAY REPEAT QUESTION]
 
If Now let's try some subtraction of numbers. One hundred minus 7 equals what? [IWER: IF R ADDS 7 INSTEAD, YOU MAY REPEAT QUESTION] != (DK or RF) »
 
   
 
V385

And 7 from that?

AND 7 FROM THAT?
   
 
If And 7 from that? != (DK or RF) »
 
     
   
V386

And 7 from that?

AND 7 FROM THAT?
     
   
If And 7 from that? != (DK or RF) »
 
       
     
V387

And 7 from that?

AND 7 FROM THAT?
       
     
If And 7 from that? != (DK or RF) »
 
         
       
V388

And 7 from that?

AND 7 FROM THAT?
         
       
DELWORDC

A little while ago, I read you a list of words and you repeated the ones you could remember. Please tell me any of the words that you remember now. [IWER: PERMIT AS MUCH TIME AS R WISHES - UP TO 2 MINUTES]

A LITTLE WHILE AGO, I READ YOU A LIST OF WORDS AND YOU REPEATED THE ONES YOU COULD REMEMBER. PLEASE TELL ME ANY OF THE WORDS THAT YOU REMEMBER NOW.
[IWER: PERMIT AS MUCH TIME AS R WISHES - UP TO 2 MINUTES]
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V355
Part of this study is concerned with people's memory, and ability to think about things. First, how would you rate your memory at the present time? Would you say it is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?

PART OF THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED WITH PEOPLE'S MEMORY, AND ABILITY TO THINK ABOUT THINGS. FIRST, HOW WOULD YOU RATE YOUR MEMORY AT THE PRESENT TIME? WOULD YOU SAY IT IS EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR OR POOR?
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1 EXCELLENT
2 VERY GOOD
3 GOOD
4 FAIR
5 POOR
8 DK
9 RF


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V356
Compared with 1 year ago, would you say your memory is better now, about the same, or worse now than it was then?

COMPARED WITH 1 YEAR AGO, WOULD YOU SAY YOUR MEMORY IS BETTER NOW, ABOUT THE SAME, OR WORSE NOW THAN IT WAS THEN?
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1 BETTER
3 SAME
5 WORSE
8 DK
9 RF


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V362
I'll read a set of 10 words and ask you to recall as many as you can. We have purposely made the list long so that it will be difficult for anyone to recall all the words -- most people recall just a few. Please listen carefully as I read the set of words. When I finish, I will ask you to recall aloud as many of the words as you can, in any order. Do you have any questions? [IWER: PROBE AS NEEDED FOR UNDERSTANDING OF TASK AND WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE.] [IWER: READ THE ITEMS AT A SLOW, STEADY RATE AS THEY COME UP ON THE SCREEN, APPROXIMATELY ONE WORD EVERY TWO SECONDS]

I'LL READ A SET OF 10 WORDS AND ASK YOU TO RECALL AS MANY AS YOU CAN. WE HAVE PURPOSELY MADE THE LIST LONG SO THAT IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR ANYONE TO RECALL ALL THE WORDS -- MOST PEOPLE RECALL JUST A FEW. PLEASE LISTEN CAREFULLY AS I READ THE SET OF WORDS. WHEN I FINISH, I WILL ASK YOU TO RECALL ALOUD AS MANY OF THE WORDS AS YOU CAN, IN ANY ORDER. DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

[IWER: PROBE AS NEEDED FOR UNDERSTANDING OF TASK AND WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE.]

[IWER: READ THE ITEMS AT A SLOW, STEADY RATE AS THEY COME UP ON THE SCREEN, APPROXIMATELY ONE WORD EVERY TWO SECONDS]
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1 GO ON
9 RF


If I'll read a set of 10 words and ask you to recall as many as you can. We have purposely made the list long so that it will be difficult for anyone to recall all the words -- most people recall just a few. Please listen carefully as I read the set of words. When I finish, I will ask you to recall aloud as many of the words as you can, in any order. Do you have any questions? [IWER: PROBE AS NEEDED FOR UNDERSTANDING OF TASK AND WILLINGNESS TO PARTICIPATE.] [IWER: READ THE ITEMS AT A SLOW, STEADY RATE AS THEY COME UP ON THE SCREEN, APPROXIMATELY ONE WORD EVERY TWO SECONDS] (V362) !was refused »

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C3A
LAKE CAR ARMY FOREST TICKET BIRD WINTER DOOR MOUNTAIN PLANT

LAKE CAR ARMY FOREST TICKET BIRD WINTER DOOR MOUNTAIN PLANT

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IMMWORDC
Now please tell me the words you can recall. [IWER: PERMIT AS MUCH TIME AS R WISHES -- UP TO ABOUT 2 MINUTES]

NOW PLEASE TELL ME THE WORDS YOU CAN RECALL. [IWER: PERMIT AS MUCH TIME AS R WISHES -- UP TO ABOUT 2 MINUTES]
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01 ARMY
02 BIRD
03 CAR
04 DOOR
05 FOREST
06 LAKE
07 MOUNTAIN
08 PLANT
09 TICKET
10 WINTER
11 X WRONG
12 Y WRONG
13 Z WRONG
96 NONE REMEMBERED, TRIED, DK
99 REFUSED


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C5
We're interested in how memory actually works. We find that even people with very good memories seem to forget some things from time to time. The next questions are a little different, but are often asked on studies about memory. [IWER: DO NOT PROBE DK/RF IN SECTION C (COGNITION)]

WE'RE INTERESTED IN HOW MEMORY ACTUALLY WORKS. WE FIND THAT EVEN PEOPLE WITH VERY GOOD MEMORIES SEEM TO FORGET SOME THINGS FROM TIME TO TIME. THE NEXT QUESTIONS ARE A LITTLE DIFFERENT, BUT ARE OFTEN ASKED ON STUDIES ABOUT MEMORY.

[IWER: DO NOT PROBE DK/RF IN SECTION C (COGNITION)]
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1 CONTINUE


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V373
MONTH

MONTH
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1 OK
5 NOT CORRECT/DK
9 REFUSED


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V379
Please count backwards beginning with the number 20. [IWER: ALLOW R TO START AGAIN IF FIRST TIME INCORRECT]

PLEASE COUNT BACKWARDS BEGINNING WITH THE NUMBER 20. [IWER: ALLOW R TO START AGAIN IF FIRST TIME INCORRECT]
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1 FIRST TIME, COMPLETE
2 SECOND TIME COMPLETE
5 NOT CORRECT/DK
9 RF


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V380
What do people usually use to cut paper?

WHAT DO PEOPLE USUALLY USE TO CUT PAPER?
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1 SCISSORS OR SHEARS ONLY
9 RF


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V381
What do you call the kind of prickly plant that grows in the desert?

WHAT DO YOU CALL THE KIND OF PRICKLY PLANT THAT GROWS IN THE DESERT?
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1 CACTUS OR NAME OF KIND OF CACTUS
5 NOT CORRECT/DK
9 RF


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V382
Who is the President of the United States right now? [IWER: PROBE FOR LAST NAME]

WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW?
[IWER: PROBE FOR LAST NAME]
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1 LAST NAME CORRECT
5 NOT CORRECT/DK
9 RF


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V383
Who is the Vice President? [IWER: PROBE FOR LAST NAME]

WHO IS THE VICE PRESIDENT? [IWER: PROBE FOR LAST NAME]
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1 LAST NAME CORRECT
5 NOT CORRECT/DK
9 RF


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V384
Now let's try some subtraction of numbers. One hundred minus 7 equals what? [IWER: IF R ADDS 7 INSTEAD, YOU MAY REPEAT QUESTION]

NOW LET'S TRY SOME SUBTRACTION OF NUMBERS. ONE HUNDRED MINUS 7 EQUALS WHAT?
[IWER: IF R ADDS 7 INSTEAD, YOU MAY REPEAT QUESTION]

If Now let's try some subtraction of numbers. One hundred minus 7 equals what? [IWER: IF R ADDS 7 INSTEAD, YOU MAY REPEAT QUESTION] (V384) != (DK or RF) »

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V385
And 7 from that?

AND 7 FROM THAT?

If And 7 from that? (V385) != (DK or RF) »

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V386
And 7 from that?

AND 7 FROM THAT?

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V387
And 7 from that?

AND 7 FROM THAT?

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V388
And 7 from that?

AND 7 FROM THAT?

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DELWORDC
A little while ago, I read you a list of words and you repeated the ones you could remember. Please tell me any of the words that you remember now. [IWER: PERMIT AS MUCH TIME AS R WISHES - UP TO 2 MINUTES]

A LITTLE WHILE AGO, I READ YOU A LIST OF WORDS AND YOU REPEATED THE ONES YOU COULD REMEMBER. PLEASE TELL ME ANY OF THE WORDS THAT YOU REMEMBER NOW.
[IWER: PERMIT AS MUCH TIME AS R WISHES - UP TO 2 MINUTES]
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01 ARMY
02 BIRD
03 CAR
04 DOOR
05 FOREST
06 LAKE
07 MOUNTAIN
08 PLANT
09 TICKET
10 WINTER
11 X WRONG
12 Y WRONG
13 Z WRONG
96 NONE REMEMBERED, TRIED, DK


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