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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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Element NameData TypeSizeRequiredDescriptionValue RangeNotesAliases
subjectkeyGUIDRequiredThe NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subjectNDAR*
src_subject_idString20RequiredSubject ID how it's defined in lab/project
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.
interview_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired fieldinterview_date_csq
sexString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Femalegender
csq_md01IntegerRecommendedHow would you rate the quality of the program?1::41=Poor; 2=Fair;3=Good,4=Excellentq1, servicequality
csq_md02IntegerRecommendedDid your patients get the kind of help they need?1::41=No, definitely not;2=No, not really;3=Yes, generally;4=Yes, definitelyq2, servicekind
csq_md03IntegerRecommendedTo what extent has our program met your needs in the management of patients with bipolar disorder?1::41=None of my needs have been met;2=Only a few of my needs have been met;3=Most of my needs have been met;4=Almost all of my needs have been metcsq_cor1, metneeds, q3
csq_md04IntegerRecommendedHow likely would you be to recommend our program to a patient with bipoolar disorder in the future?1::41=No, definitely not;2=No, I don't think so;3=Yes, I think so;4=Yes, definitelyq4, recommend
csq_md05IntegerRecommendedHow satisfied are you with the procedures for referring patients to the program?1::41=Quite dissatisfied;2=Indifferent or mildly dissatisfied;3=Mostly satisfied;4=Very satisfiedamountsatisfied, q5
csq_md06IntegerRecommendedDid the program help you out in your efforts to take better care of your patients?1::41=No, it seemed to make things worse;2=No, it really didn't help;3-Yes, it helped somewhat;4=Yes, it helped a great dealhelped, q6
csq_md07IntegerRecommendedHow satistifed are you with information received about patients as the progressed through the program?1::41=Quite dissatisfied;2=Indifferent or mildly dissatisfied;3=Mostly satisfied;4=Very satisfiedcsq_cor2, q7, servicesatisfied
psq8IntegerRecommendedC: If you were to seek help again, would you come back to our program? P: If you were to seek help again for your child, would you come back to our program?1::41 = No, definitely not; 2 = No, I don't think so; 3 = Yes, I think so; 4 = Yes, definitelycomeback, csq_cor3, csq_md08, q8
intervIntegerRecommendedIntervention Status0;11=ITV, intervention; 0=TAU, treatment as usual
version_formString100RecommendedForm used/assessment name
siteString101RecommendedSiteStudy Site
csq1IntegerRecommendedThe FREQUENCY of having blood draws was:1::4;7;8not the blood draws themselves; 1 = Very convenient; 2 = Convenient; 3 = Inconvenient; 4 = Very inconvenient; 7 = Refused; 8 = Don�t Know
csq2IntegerRecommendedThe frequency of coming for visits was:1::4;7;81 = Very convenient; 2 = Convenient; 3 = Inconvenient; 4 = Very inconvenient; 7 = Refused; 8 = Don�t Know
csq3IntegerRecommendedParticipating in interviews was:1::3;7;81 = Very helpful; 2 = Helpful; 3 = Not helpful; 7 = Refused; 8 = Don't Know
csq4IntegerRecommendedMeeting with the psychiatrist was:1::3;7;81 = Very helpful; 2 = Helpful; 3 = Not helpful; 7 = Refused; 8 = Don't Know
csq5IntegerRecommendedDid you benefit from participating in this study?1::4;7;81 = Not at all; 2 = Somewhat; 3 = A Lot; 4 = A Great Deal; 7 = Refused; 8 = Don't Know
csq6IntegerRecommendedHow troublesome was participating in this study for you?1::4;7;81 = Not at all; 2 = Somewhat; 3 = A Lot; 4 = A Great Deal; 7 = Refused; 8 = Don't Know
visitString50RecommendedVisit name
days_baselineIntegerRecommendedDays since baseline
visnumFloatRecommendedNumeric Visit Number-1.5 = Pre-Screening; -1 = Screening; 0 = Baseline; ## = Visit ## (from 1 to 10); Whole numbers = standard monthly visits; #.001 - #.009 = Unscheduled; #.1 = End of Phase 1; #.2 = End of Phase 2; #.3 = End of Phase 3; #.4 = End of Open Choice Phase; #.5 = End of Study; #.6 = Genetic Analysis; 1000=all visits
me2IntegerRecommendedStatus0;10 = Past [Inactive]; 1 = Active
csq_th1IntegerRecommendedWas there a therapist listed?0;10= No; 1= Yes
csq_cor4IntegerRecommendedHave you received any therapy or treatment from a provider besides the study therapist while participating?0;10= No; 1= Yes
csq_cor5aString50RecommendedWhat type of therapy or treatment did you receive?
csq_cor5bString50RecommendedWho provided these services? What is their title?
csq_cor5cString50RecommendedWhen did you begin receiving theses services?
csq_cor5dString50RecommendedHow often did you receive these services?
csq_cor6IntegerRecommendedDid you read the "Take Charge of your Pain" booklet?0;10= No; 1= Yes
csq_cor7IntegerRecommendedIf yes, did you find the information in the "Take Charge of your Pain" booklet helpful?
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: csq_md01 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.