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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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Leiter-R Parent Rating Scale



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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 field
sexString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Femalegender
attention_1IntegerRecommendedA. Attention. A. Attention span1::33= Good attention span; 2=Both ways; 1=Difficulty concentrating/spaces out
attention_2IntegerRecommendedA. Attention. Distractions1::33=Blocks out distractions; 2=Both ways; 1=Distracted by sights, sounds, activity
attention_3IntegerRecommendedA. Attention. Sound1::33=Focuses even if noisy outside; 2=Both ways; 1=Distracted by sound outside
attention_4IntegerRecommendedA. Attention. Activities completions1::33=Completes activities; 2=Both ways; 1=Fails to finish
attention_5IntegerRecommendedA. Attention. Responsibility1::33=Responsible with things; 2= Both ways; 1=Careless and/or destructive with things
attention_6IntegerRecommendedA. Attention. Lose things1::33=Does not lose things; 2= Both ways; 1=Always losing things
attention_7IntegerRecommendedA. Attention. Memory1::33=Good memory; 2= Both ways; 1=Absent-minded and forgetful
attention_8IntegerRecommendedA. Attention. Details1::33=Careful with detailed work; 2= Both ways; 1=Unconcerned with accuracy; careless
attention_9IntegerRecommendedA. Attention. Asks for help1::33=Asks for help if needs it; 2=Both ways; 1=impulsive, fails to clarify
attention_rsFloatRequiredA. Attention Raw Score999=missing/NA
activity_1IntegerRecommendedB. Activity Level. Calm1::33=Can be calm and regulated; 2= Both ways; 1=Seems to be driven by a motor
activity_2IntegerRecommendedB. Activity Level. Still1::33=Can be still when occupied; 2= Both ways; 1=Fidgets, squirmy, restless
activity_3IntegerRecommendedB. Activity Level. Overactive1::33=Maintains even Activity Level; 2= Both ways; 1= Overactive unless activity is new
activity_4IntegerRecommendedB. Activity Level. Moving1::33=Appropriate amount of moving; 2= Both ways; 1=Runs and climbs too much.
activity_5IntegerRecommendedB. Activity Level. Tolerates boring1::33=Tolerates some "boring" parts of day; 2= Both ways; 1=Prefers things happening all the time
activity_rsIntegerRequiredB. Activity Level Raw Score999=missing/NA
impulsivity_1IntegerRecommendedC. Impulsivity. Takes turns1::33=Takes turns; 2= Both ways; 1=Difficulty waiting for turn
impulsivity_2IntegerRecommendedC. Impulsivity. Speech1::33=Talks appropriately; 2= Both ways; 1=Blurts out
impulsivity_3IntegerRecommendedC. Impulsivity. Conversation1::33=Waits for conversation pauses; 2= Both ways; 1=Constantly interrupts
impulsivity_4IntegerRecommendedC. Impulsivity. Touch1::33=Refrains from touching; 2= Both ways ; 1=Grabs, taps, touches, and pokes
impulsivity_5IntegerRecommendedC. Impulsivity. Attention1::33=Waits to get your attention; plays alone; 2= Both ways; 1=Needs attention immediately
impulsivity_rsIntegerRequiredC. Impulsivity Raw Score999=missing/NA
adaptation_1IntegerRecommendedD. Adaptation. Changes in plans1::33=Adapts to changes in plans; 2=Both ways; 1=Difficulty when plans change
adaptation_2IntegerRecommendedD. Adaptation. Transition between places1::33=Transitions between places/activities easily; 2= Both ways; 1=Transitions between places/activities hard
adaptation_3IntegerRecommendedD. Adaptation. Behavior1::33= Calms self; 2=Both ways; 1= Out of control behavior
adaptation_rsIntegerRequiredD. Adaptation Raw score999=missing/NA
moconf_1IntegerRecommendedE. Moods and Confidence. Separation1::33=Separates well, 2= Both ways; 1=Afraid to leave familiar people
moconf_2IntegerRecommendedE. Moods and Confidence. Confident1::33=Confident; 2= Both ways; 1=Apprehensive and worried
moconf_3IntegerRecommendedE. Moods and Confidence. Calm1::33=Steady and calm; 2= Both ways; 1=Seems jittery or nervous
moconf_4IntegerRecommendedE. Moods and Confidence. Untroubled1::33=Untroubled; 2= Both ways; 1=Bites nails, twirls hair, taps foot
moconf_5IntegerRecommendedE. Moods and Confidence. Tolerance1::33=Good natured and tolerant; 2= Both ways; 1=Irritable and annoyed moods
moconf_6IntegerRecommendedE. Moods and Confidence. Mood swings1::33=Even moods; 2= Both ways; 1=Mood swings
moconf_7IntegerRecommendedE. Moods and Confidence. Self concept1::33=Good self concept; 2= Both ways; 1=Feels worthless
moconf_8IntegerRecommendedE. Moods and Confidence. Self esteem1::33=Positive self esteem; 2= Both ways; 1=Critical of self
moconf_9IntegerRecommendedE. Moods and Confidence. In control1::33=Feels in control; 2= Both ways; 1=Panics, afraid of losing control
moconf_10IntegerRecommendedE. Moods and Confidence. Coping1::33=Copes well; 2= Both ways; 1=Becomes overwhelmed
moconf_rsIntegerRequiredE. Mood and Confidence Raw score999=missing/NA
enfel_1IntegerRecommendedF. Energy and Feelings. Energetic1::33=Energetic; 2= Both ways; 1=Tired and/or mopey
enfel_2IntegerRecommendedF. Energy and Feelings. Happy1::33=Happy and content; 2= Both ways; 1=Sad or melancholy
enfel_3IntegerRecommendedF. Energy and Feelings. Accomplishments1::33=Enjoys accomplishments; 2= Both ways; 1=Feels that cannot succeed at anything
enfel_4IntegerRecommendedF. Energy and Feelings. Pessimism1::33=Looks forward to future events; 2= Both ways; 1= Pessimistic and/or despondent
enfel_rsIntegerRequiredF. Energy and Feelings Raw score999=missing/NA
socabil_1IntegerRecommendedG. Social Abilities. Friends1::33=Good relationship with friends; 2= Both ways; 1=Quarrels or rejected by others same age
socabil_2IntegerRecommendedG. Social Abilities. Adults1::33=Interacts well with adults; 2= Both ways; 1=Timid or pushy with adults
socabil_3IntegerRecommendedG. Social Abilities. Cooperative1::33=Cooperative, agreeable, and respectful; 2= Both ways; 1=Demanding or difficult
socabil_4IntegerRecommendedG. Social Abilities. Rules1::33=Follows rules and directions; 2= Both ways; 1=Frequently gets in trouble
socabil_5IntegerRecommendedG. Social Abilities. Friendly1::33=Friendly; 2= Both ways; 1=Hostile or defiant
socabil_6IntegerRecommendedG. Social Abilities. Responsible1::33=Accepts responsibility for mistakes; 2= Both ways; 1= Accuses and blames others
socabil_rsIntegerRequiredG. Social Abilities Raw score999=missing/NA
senreg_1IntegerRecommendedH. Sensitivity and Regulation. Hug1::33=Accepts a hug; 2= Both ways; 1=Fight or flight reaction when hugged
senreg_2IntegerRecommendedH. Sensitivity and Regulation. Light1::33=Tolerates bright or dim light; 2= Both ways; 1=Sensitive to light levels
senreg_3IntegerRecommendedH. Sensitivity and Regulation. Activities with movements1::33=Likes activities which move; 2= Both ways; 1=Dislikes activities which use movement
senreg_4IntegerRecommendedH. Sensitivity and Regulation. Motions1::33=Normal movements; 2= Both ways; 1=Repetitive, odd motions
senreg_5IntegerRecommendedH. Sensitivity and Regulation. Eye contact1::33=Maintains good eye contact; 2= Both ways; 1=Poor eye contact
senreg_6IntegerRecommendedH. Sensitivity and Regulation. Sleep1::33=Sleeps well; 2= Both ways; 1=Doesn't need sleep
senreg_7IntegerRecommendedH. Sensitivity and Regulation. Thoughts1::33=Flow of ideas is smooth; 2= Both ways; 1=Flooded by thoughts and feelings
senreg_8IntegerRecommendedH. Sensitivity and Regulation. Logical1::33=Logical thoughts; 2= Both ways; 1=Bizarre thoughts
senreg_9IntegerRecommendedH. Sensitivity and Regulation. Lost1::33=Does not get lost; 2= Both ways; 1=Gets lost easily
senreg_rsIntegerRequiredH. Sensitivity and Regulation Raw score999=missing/NA
cogsocsial_rsIntegerRequiredCognitive/Social Raw scoreRS A +RS B+RS C + RS G
moreg_rsIntegerRequiredEmotions/Regulations Raw scoreRS D+ RS E+ RS F+ RS H
cogsocsial_ssIntegerRecommendedCognitive/Social Scaled score
moreg_ssIntegerRecommendedEmotions/Regulations Scaled score
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: leiter_parent01 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.