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The Filter Cart provides a powerful way to query and access data for which you may be interested.  

A few points related to the filter cart are important to understand with the NDA Query/Filter implementation: 

First, the filter cart is populated asyncronously.  So, when you run a query, it may take a moment to populate but this will happen in the background so you can define other queries during this time.  

When you are adding your first filter, all data associated with your query will be added to the filter cart (whether it be a collection, a concept, a study, a data structure/elment or subjects). Not all data structures or collections will necessarily be displayed.  For example, if you select the NDA imaging structure image03, and further restrict that query to scan_type fMRI, only fMRI images will appear and only the image03 structure will be shown.  To see other data structures, select "Find All Subject Data" which will query all data for those subjects. When a secord or third filter is applied, an AND condition is used.  A subject must exist in all filters.  If the subject does not appear in any one filter, that subjects data will not be included in your filter cart. If that happens, clear your filter cart, and start over.  

It is best to package more data than you need and access those data using other tools, independent of the NDA (e.g. miNDAR snapshot), to limit the data selected.  If you have any questions on data access, are interested in using avaialble web services, or need help accessing data, please contact us for assistance.  

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Comprehensive Assessment of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Processes



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Element NameData TypeSizeRequiredDescriptionValue RangeNotesAliases
subjectkeyGUIDRequiredThe NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subjectNDAR*
src_subject_idString20RequiredSubject ID how it's defined in lab/projectid
interview_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired fielddate
interview_ageIntegerRequiredAge in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging.0 :: 1260Age is rounded to chronological month. If the research participant is 15-days-old at time of interview, the appropriate value would be 0 months. If the participant is 16-days-old, the value would be 1 month.age
sexString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Femalegender, sex
catherapy1IntegerRecommendedI tell myself that I shouldn't have certain thoughts0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy2IntegerRecommendedI try to stay busy to keep thoughts or feelings from coming0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy3IntegerRecommendedI try to distract myself when I feel unpleasant emotions0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy4IntegerRecommendedOne of my big goals is to be free from painful emotions0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy5IntegerRecommendedI go out of my way to avoid situations that might bring difficult thoughts, feelings, or sensations0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy6IntegerRecommendedEven when something is important to me, I'll rarely do it if there is a chance it will upset me0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy7IntegerRecommendedI work hard to keep out upsetting feelings0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy8IntegerRecommendedWhen unpleasant memories come to me, I try to put them out of my mind0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy9IntegerRecommendedI can experience my thoughts and feelings as they are, without trying to change them0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy10IntegerRecommendedI can take thoughts and feelings as they come, without attempting to control or avoid them0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy11IntegerRecommendedI am willing to fully experience whatever thoughts, feelings and sensations come up for me, without trying to change or defend against them0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy12IntegerRecommendedI get so caught up in my thoughts that I am unable to do the things that I most want to do0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy13IntegerRecommendedI don't allow thoughts to interfere with what I want to do0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy14IntegerRecommendedThoughts are just thoughts - they don't control what I do0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy15IntegerRecommendedIt seems I am running on automatic without much awareness of what Im doing0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy16IntegerRecommendedEven when doing the things that matter to me, I find myself doing them without paying attention0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy17IntegerRecommendedI rush through meaningful activities without being really attentive to them0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy18IntegerRecommendedI do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what Im doing0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy19IntegerRecommendedI find it difficult to stay focused on whats happening in the present0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree
catherapy20IntegerRecommendedI have values that give my life more meaning0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy21IntegerRecommendedI have important values I choose to live by0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy22IntegerRecommendedI make choices based on what is important to me, even if it is stressful0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy23IntegerRecommendedMy values are really reflected in my behavior0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy24IntegerRecommendedI am able to follow my long terms plans including times when progress is slow0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy25IntegerRecommendedI can keep going with something when its important to me0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy26IntegerRecommendedI behave in line with my personal values0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy27IntegerRecommendedI undertake things that are meaningful to me, even when I find it hard to do so0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy28IntegerRecommendedI act in ways that are consistent with how I wish to live my life0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy29IntegerRecommendedI can identify the things that really matter to me in life and pursue them0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
catherapy30IntegerRecommendedI know what matters to me and where I want to end up in life0::60=Strongly Disagree; 6=Strongly Agree (reverse)
compact_factor1IntegerRecommendedCompACT Factor 1: Openness to Experience0::84total
compact_factor2IntegerRecommendedCompACT Factor 2: Behavioral Awareness0::30total
compact_factor3IntegerRecommendedCompACT Factor 3: Valued Action0::66total
compact_totalIntegerRecommendedCompACT Total0::180total
version_formString100RecommendedForm used/assessment name
comments_miscString4,000RecommendedMiscellaneous comments on study, interview, methodology relevant to this form data
Data Structure

This page displays the data structure defined for the measure identified in the title and structure short name. The table below displays a list of data elements in this structure (also called variables) and the following information:

  • Element Name: This is the standard element name
  • Data Type: Which type of data this element is, e.g. String, Float, File location.
  • Size: If applicable, the character limit of this element
  • Required: This column displays whether the element is Required for valid submissions, Recommended for valid submissions, Conditional on other elements, or Optional
  • Description: A basic description
  • Value Range: Which values can appear validly in this element (case sensitive for strings)
  • Notes: Expanded description or notes on coding of values
  • Aliases: A list of currently supported Aliases (alternate element names)
  • For valid elements with shared data, on the far left is a Filter button you can use to view a summary of shared data for that element and apply a query filter to your Cart based on selected value ranges

At the top of this page you can also:

  • Use the search bar to filter the elements displayed. This will not filter on the Size of Required columns
  • Download a copy of this definition in CSV format
  • Download a blank CSV submission template prepopulated with the correct structure header rows ready to fill with subject records and upload

Please email the The NDA Help Desk with any questions.

Distribution for DataStructure: compact01 and Element:
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Filters enable researchers to view the data shared in NDA before applying for access or for selecting specific data for download or NDA Study assignment. For those with access to NDA shared data, you may select specific values to be included by selecting an individual bar chart item or by selecting a range of values (e.g. interview_age) using the "Add Range" button. Note that not all elements have appropriately distinct values like comments and subjectkey and are not available for filtering. Additionally, item level detail is not always provided by the research community as indicated by the number of null values given.

Filters for multiple data elements within a structure are supported. Selections across multiple data structures will be supported in a future version of NDA.