PC. Proxy Cognitive

The proxy-cognitive section has a series of questions to evaluate the memory and mental deterioration of the person of interest. These questions are based on behavior indicators that the proxy evaluates. Contents include memory evaluation, memory comparison, judgments and decisions, and activities organization; as well as particular aspects referring to memory deterioration like: Family memories, recent and past memories, knowledge about addresses, dates, accustomed and unaccustomed places, and learning how to use domestic devices and new things. To measure mental deterioration, they use questions about understanding, decision-making, economic aspects management, rationing, disorientation, hostility, sleeping disorders, dangerous actions, inexplicable balance and alcohol use.

Label Type Description
UNHHID System generated Unique household ID
PS3 Question Individual code of respondent
ENT_TIP Type of individual interview
NUM_FIELD System generated Number of interviews in the household (according to field report)
MURB System generated Community of residence has 100,000 people or more
SEXO System generated Sex of Respondent
EDAD System generated Age of Respondent
ESCOLA System generated Respondent's years of education
PC1 Question How would you rate (NAME's) memory at the present time? Would you say it is....
PC2 Question Compared to two years ago, would you say (NAME's) memory is...?
PC3 Question How would you grade de ability of (NAME) to make judgments and decisions? Would you say it is...
PC4 Question How would you rate (NAME'S) ability to organize his/her daily activities? Would you say his/her abilities are...?
PC5 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at remembering things about family and friends, such as occupations, birthdays, and addresses? Has this...
PC6 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC7 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC8 Question Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at remembering things that have happened recently? Has this...?
PC9 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC10 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC11 Question Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at recalling conversations a few days later? Has this...?
PC12 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC13 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC14 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at remembering his/her address and telephone number? Has this...?
PC15 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC16 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC17 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at remembering what day and month it is? Has this...?
PC18 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC19 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC20 Question Compared to two years ago, (NAME)'s ability to remember where things are usually kept has ...?
PC21 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC22 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC23 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at remembering where to find things which have been put in a different place than usual? Has this...?
PC24 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC25 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC26 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at knowing how to work familiar machines around the house? Has this...?
PC27 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC28 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC29 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at learning to use a new gadget or machine around the house? Has this...?
PC30 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC31 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC32 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at learning new things in general?
PC33 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC34 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC35 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at following a story in a book or on TV? Has this...?
PC36 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC37 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC38 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at making decisions on everyday matters, like what to cook or to wear? Has this...?
PC39 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC40 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC41 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at handling money for shopping? Has this...?
PC42 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC43 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC44 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at handling financial matters, that is, the pension or dealing with the bank? Has this...?
PC45 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC46 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC47 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at handling other everyday arithmetic problems, such as, knowing how much food to buy, knowing how long between visits from family or friends? Has this...?
PC48 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC49 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC50 Question Compared to two years ago, how is (NAME) at using his/her intelligence to understand what's going on and to reason things through? Has this...?
PC51 Question Is it much improved or a bit improved?
PC52 Question Is it much worse or a bit worse?
PC53 Question Now, thinking about some current behaviors, does he/she ever get lost in a familiar environment?
PC54 Question Does he/she ever wander off and not return by himself/herself?
PC55 Question Can he/she be left alone for an hour or so?
PC56 Question Does he ever see or hear things that are not really there?
PC57 Question During the past week, how often has he/she become angry or hostile? Has it been...?
PC58 Question During the past week, how often has (NAME) had difficulties falling asleep or walking frequently during the night? Has it been...?
PC59 Question During the past week, how often has (NAME) done things that are dangerous to himself/herself or others? Has it been...?
PC60 Question During the past week, how often has (NAME) paced around or made unexplained rocking movements while sitting? Has it been...?
PC61 Question During the past week, how often has (NAME) mentioned that people are plotting against or trying to harm him/her? Has it been...?
PC62 Question During the past week, how often has (NAME) drunk too much alcohol? Has it been...?
PC63 Question asked of interviewer Interviewer: with what frequency did the proxy respondent need help to answer section pc proxy cognitive?
FAC_PER System generated Individual-level weight