Study Description

Title

1989 (Age 43)

Principal Investigator

Professor Michael Wadsworth

Publisher

University College London

Abstract

Data collection was carried out at home visits to cohort members by research nurses recruited by the study team. Questionnaires were used to ask about family and home circumstances, health, employment, earnings, and social participation, experience of disturbing life events, hearing, smoking and exercise habits, and diet. Nurses used the Psychiatric Symptom Frequency inventory to ask about mental health. Nurses made a number of body measurements, measured pulse rate, blood pressure, and respiratory function. Cohort members were asked to self-complete in the course of the visit questionnaires about disability, work characteristics, and recall of relationships with parents (the Parental Bonding questionnaire). Nurses administered a visual search test, a verbal memory test, and the CAGE questions on alcohol habits. Nurses completed diet diary entries for the 2 previous days by asking the cohort member to recall all the details, in order to demonstrate the kind of detail required, and to bring away from the home visit diet diary data. The nurse left a copy of those completed diary entries with the cohort member, and asked her/him to completed the diary for the rest of the day of the interview and 4 subsequent days, before returning it by post.

Study website: https://www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk/

Coverage

Date
1982 - 1989
Highest Level
Country
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data, Assessment Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

1989 Dietary Diary

Name

nshd_89_dd

Label

1989 Dietary Diary

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
1989 - 1989
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered writing and diaries to capture narratives, stories, diaries and written texts created and collected on paper.

1989 Disability Supplemental Questions

Name

nshd_89_dsq

Label

1989 Disability Supplemental Questions

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
1989 - 1989
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face paper and pencil interviewing.

1989 Main Questionnaire

Name

nshd_89_mq

Label

1989 Main Questionnaire

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
1989 - 1989
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face paper and pencil interviewing.

1989 Self-Completion Questionnaire

Name

nshd_89_scq

Label

1989 Self-Completion Questionnaire

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
1989 - 1989
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered questionnaire using a traditional paper questionnaire.

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