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ALSPAC – Age 5 – Multisyllabic Word Repetition

The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) assessed their cohort members (CMs) at 61 months’ age (Children in Focus Clinic) using the Multisyllabic Word Repetition measure.

Details on this measure and the data collected from the CMs are outlined in the table below.

Domain:Verbal repetition
Measures:Verbal expression
Administration method:Trained interviewer; clinical setting; questions answered orally
Procedure:Children were asked to repeat two multisyllabic words; "buttercup" and "dinosaur".
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Scoring:Each word was scored as not correct/correct (0 - 1)
Item-level variable(s):cf480 - cf485e
Total score/derived variable(s):cf481, cf482, cf483
Age of participants (months):Mean = 67.19, SD = 0.8, Range = 65 - 73
Other sweep and/or cohort:None
Source:Devised specifically for ALSPAC
Technical resources:None
Reference examples:None

For the named items in the table above, links are provided to their corresponding content on CLOSER Discovery. Where a variable range is provided, full variable lists can be accessed through the ‘Variable Groups’ tab on the linked Discovery page.

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This page is part of CLOSER’s ‘A guide to the cognitive measures in five British birth cohort studies’.