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Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) - Current Form

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Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) - Current Form
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Query Element Name Data Type Size Required Description Value Range Notes Aliases
subjectkey GUID Required The NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subject NDAR* CandidateGUID, GUID, ProbandGUID, SCQ_SubjectKey
src_subject_id String 20 Required Subject ID how it's defined in lab/project IBISID, NDAR_SUBJECT_NUMBER, Scq_current_SRC_Subject_ID, SubjectID
interview_date Date Required Date on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYY DOE, Date_taken, Scq_current_interview_date, scqc_date
interview_age Integer Required Age in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging. 0 :: 1260 Age 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_proband_scq, Candidate_Age_in_Months, INTERVIEW_AGE_MONTHS, Proband_Age_in_Months, Scq_current_interview_age
comments_misc String 4,000 Recommended Miscellaneous comments on study, interview, methodology relevant to this form data Cohort, Scq_current_comments_misc, scq_diagnosis
Query header_1 String 50 Recommended Relationship to Subject 4= Biological mother; 5= Biological Father; 6= Non-biological female caregiver; 7= Non-biological male caregiver Scq_current_Header_1, asd_respnum, respondent
sex String 20 Required Sex of subject at birth M;F; O; NR M = Male; F = Female; O=Other; NR = Not reported ProbandGender, SEX, Scq_current_gender, child_sex, gender
Query current_shortphrases String 50 Required Talk in short phrases
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ001L_AN, SCQ001_AN, SCQ_CURR_PHRASES, Scq_current_current_shortphrases, p_scq_1, q1_talk_short_phrases, scq_1, shortphrases, slevell
Query current_turns String 50 Recommended Conversation
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ002L_AN, SCQ002_AN, SCQ_CURR_CONVERSATN, Scq_current_current_turns, p_scq_2, q2_to_and_fro, sconve, scq_2, turns
Query current_oddphrases String 50 Required Odd phrases or repetitions
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ003L_AN, SCQ003_AN, SCQ_CURR_ODD_PHRASE, Scq_current_current_oddphrases, oddphrases, p_scq_3, q3_odd_phrases, scq_3, sstere
Query current_askiappques String 50 Required Socially imappropriate questions or statements
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ004L_AN, SCQ004_AN, SCQ_CURR_INAPPROP_QUESTN, Scq_current_current_askiappques, askiappques, p_scq_4, q4_socially_inappropriate, scq_4, sinapp
Query current_pronounsmix String 50 Required Mixing up pronouns
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ005_AN, SCQ_CURR_MIX_PRONOUN, Scq_current_current_pronounsmix, p_scq_5, pronounsmix, q5_pronouns_mixed, scq_5, spron
Query current_madeup String 50 Required Made up words or odd metaphors
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ006L_AN, SCQ006_AN, SCQ_CURR_INVENT_WORD, Scq_current_current_madeup, madeup, p_scq_6, q6_words_invented, scq_6, sneoid
Query current_sayagain String 50 Required Repeating or insisting on repeating things
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ007_AN, SCQ_CURR_SAY_SAME_THING, Scq_current_current_sayagain, p_scq_7, q7_said_same_thing, sayagain, scq_7, sverri
Query current_things String 50 Recommended Insisting on very particular way or order or ritual
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ008_AN, SCQ_CURR_PARTICULAR_ORDER, Scq_current_current_things, p_scq_8, q8_particular_way, scq_8, scrit, things
Query current_facialex String 50 Required Facial expression appropriate to particular situation
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ009_AN, SCQ_CURR_APPROPRIATE_EXPRESS, Scq_current_current_facialex, facialex, p_scq_9, q9_facial_expressions, scq_9, sinapf
Query current_handtool String 50 Required Using parent's hand like tool or as if part of own body
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ010_AN, SCQ_CURR_USE_HAND, Scq_current_current_handtool, handtool, p_scq_10, q10_hand_like_tool, scq_10, susebo
Query current_oddinterest String 50 Required Preoccupation with odd interests
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ011_AN, SCQ_CURR_ODD_INTEREST, Scq_current_current_oddinterest, oddinterest, p_scq_11, q11_interests_that_preoccupy, scq_11, sunpro
Query current_interestobjpart String 50 Required Interested in part of toys or object rather than whole
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ012_AN, SCQ_CURR_TOY_INTEREST, Scq_current_current_interestobjpart, interestobjpart, p_scq_12, q12_interested_in_parts, scq_12, suseob
Query current_unusual String 50 Required Unusually intense but otherwise normal interests
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ013_AN, SCQ_CURR_SPECIAL_INTEREST, Scq_current_current_unusual, p_scq_13, q13_intense_interests, scirin, scq_13, unusual
Query current_unusualint String 50 Required Interested in sight, feel, sound, taste or smell of things or people
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ014_AN, SCQ_CURR_SENSE_INTEREST, Scq_current_current_unusualint, p_scq_14, q14_sight_feel_sound, scq_14, sunsen, unusualint
Query current_manner String 50 Required Mannerisms or odd ways of moving hands or fingers
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ015_AN, SCQ_CURR_ODD_MANNERISMS, Scq_current_current_manner, manner, p_scq_15, q15_mannerisms, scq_15, shfman
Query current_movement String 50 Required Complicated movements of the whole body
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ016_AN, SCQ_CURR_COMPLICATE_MOVE, Scq_current_current_movement, movement, p_scq_16, q16_complicated_movements, scq_16, sothma
Query current_injure String 50 Required Delibarate self-injuring
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ017_AN, SCQ_CURR_INJURE_SELF, Scq_current_current_injure, injure, p_scq_17, q17_deliberate_injury, scq_17, sslfin
Query current_objcarry String 50 Required Carrying around objects other than soft toy or blanket
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ018_AN, SCQ_CURR_OBJECT_CARRY, Scq_current_current_objcarry, objcarry, p_scq_18, q18_carry_objects, scq_18, sunatt
Query current_bestfrnd String 50 Required Having any particular friends or best friend
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ019_AN, SCQ_CURR_BEST_FRND, Scq_current_current_bestfrnd, bestfrnd, p_scq_19, q19_particular_friends, scq_19, sfrend
Query current_talkfrndly String 50 Required Talking to parent just to be friendly rather than to get something
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ020_AN, SCQ_CURR_FRND_TALK, Scq_current_current_talkfrndly, p_scq_20, q20_talk_friendly, schat, scq_20, talkfrndly
Query current_copyyou String 50 Required Spontaneously copying what others are doing
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ021_AN, SCQ_CURR_COPY, Scq_current_current_copyyou, copyyou, p_scq_21, q21_spontaneously_copy, scq_21, simit
Query current_ptthings String 50 Required Spontaneously pointing at things to show them
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ022_AN, SCQ_CURR_POINT, Scq_current_current_ptthings, p_scq_22, ptthings, q22_spontaneously_point, scq_22, spoint
Query current_gesture String 50 Required Gestures other than pointing or puling hand
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ023_AN, SCQ_CURR_GESTURE, Scq_current_current_gesture, gesture, p_scq_23, q23_gestures, scq_23, sinsge
Query current_nodheady String 50 Required Nodding head to indicate yes
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ024_AN, SCQ_CURR_HEAD_YES, Scq_current_current_nodheady, nodheady, p_scq_24, q24_nod_yes, scq_24, snod
Query current_nodheadn String 50 Required Shaking head to indicate no
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ025_AN, SCQ_CURR_HEAD_NO, Scq_current_current_nodheadn, nodheadn, p_scq_25, q25_shake_no, scq_25, shshak
Query current_facelook String 50 Required Looking directly in the face
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ026_AN, SCQ_CURR_LOOK_DIRECT, Scq_current_current_facelook, facelook, p_scq_26, q26_look_directly, scq_26, sgaze
Query current_smileback String 50 Required Smiling back when smiled at
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ027_AN, SCQ_CURR_SMILE_BACK, Scq_current_current_smileback, p_scq_27, q27_smile_back, scq_27, smileback, sssmil
Query current_attn String 50 Required Showing things to engage parent's attention
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ028_AN, SCQ_CURR_SHOW_THING, Scq_current_current_attn, attn, p_scq_28, q28_show_things, scq_28, sshow
Query current_share String 50 Required Offering to share things other than food
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ029_AN, SCQ_CURR_SHARE, Scq_current_current_share, p_scq_29, q29_offer_share, scq_29, share, soshar
Query current_joinenjoy String 50 Required Wanting parent to join in enjoyment of something
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ030_AN, SCQ_CURR_JOIN_ENJOY, Scq_current_current_joinenjoy, joinenjoy, p_scq_30, q30_join_enjoyment, scq_30, sshare
Query current_comfort String 50 Required Trying to comfort sad or hurt parent
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ031_AN, SCQ_CURR_COMFORT, Scq_current_current_comfort, comfort, p_scq_31, q31_comfort, scq_31, socomf
Query current_help String 50 Required Looking at or using words or gestures to get parent's attention
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ032_AN, SCQ_CURR_HELP_GESTURE, Scq_current_current_help, help, p_scq_32, q32_wanted_something, scq_32, squalo
Query current_normalfacialexp String 50 Required Normal range of facial expressions
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ033_AN, SCQ_CURR_RANGE_EXPRESS, Scq_current_current_normalfacialexp, normalfacialexp, p_scq_33, q33_facial_expressions, scq_33, srface
Query current_copyaction String 50 Required Spontaneously joining in or trying to copy actions in social games
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ034_AN, SCQ_CURR_SOCIAL_GAME, Scq_current_current_copyaction, copyaction, p_scq_34, q34_spontaneously_join, scq_34, ssopla
Query current_makebelievegame String 50 Required Playing pretend or make-believe games
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ035_AN, SCQ_CURR_PLAY_PRETEND, Scq_current_current_makebelievegame, makebelievegame, p_scq_35, q35_play_pretend, scq_35, splay
Query current_childinterest String 50 Required Interested in other same-age children
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ036_AN, SCQ_CURR_CHILD_INTEREST, Scq_current_current_childinterest, childinterest, p_scq_36, q36_seem_interested, scq_36, sintch
Query current_positiveapp String 50 Required Positively responding when approached by another child
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ037_AN, SCQ_CURR_RESPOND_POSITIVE, Scq_current_current_positiveapp, p_scq_37, positiveapp, q37_respond_positively, scq_37, srespc
Query current_talknoname String 50 Required Attentive when talked to without being addressed by name
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ038_AN, SCQ_CURR_PAY_ATTNTN, Scq_current_current_talknoname, current_talknoNome, p_scq_38, q38_came_into_room, savoic, scq_38, talknoname
Query current_imaginegame String 50 Required Imaginative pretend games with another child
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ039_AN, SCQ_CURR_OTHR_PRETEND, Scq_current_current_imaginegame, imaginegame, p_scq_39, q39_play_imaginative, scq_39, speerp
Query current_playcoop String 50 Required Cooperative in group games
Yes;No; not_answered
SCQ040_AN, SCQ_CURR_COOPERATIVE_PLAY, Scq_current_current_playcoop, p_scq_40, playcoop, q40_play_cooperatively, scq_40, sgrply
Query scq_subtotal_1 Integer Recommended scq subtotal items 1-19 scq_current_subtotal_1
Query scq_subtotal_2 Integer Recommended Subtotal Items 1-19: Yes Responses scq_current_subtotal_2
Query scq_subtotal_3 Integer Recommended subtotals for scq 3 scq_current_subtotal_3
Query scq_subtotal_4 Integer Recommended scq subtotal 4
Query scq_total_score Integer Required SCQ total score ASQ_total, SCQ_CURR_SCORE, score, scq_current_total_score, total_score
Query test_type String 50 Recommended Type of event (Pre-Test or Post-Test) Pre-Test;Post-Test
Query validity_of_data Integer Recommended Validity of data
0::4; 999
0= raw; 1 = Valid or clean; 2 = Question validity; 3 = Invalid data; 4 = Not answered; 999= missing clean
Query visit String 60 Recommended Visit name scqc_apt
Query missing Integer Recommended Number of responses missing (left blank). Greater than 6 is considered unscorable by the publisher. If record was scored by SCANTRON, missing values were recoded and might be missing on the form. Non-SCANTRON records have a (-1) for missing values. cs_number_unanswered, nbr_missing
Query phenotype String 200 Recommended Phenotype/diagnosis for the subject diagnosis
Query cs_total_score Integer Recommended Total Score - Calculated in the following way: For Verbal children - Questions 2 - 40 are used For non-verbal children Questions 8 - 40 are used In those, a Yes = 0 and No = 1 for the following questions (2,9,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40) and a Yes = 1 and a No = 0 for the following questions (3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18) Blank on Form should be scored -1. The total score is summed across items 2 - 40 for verbal and 8 - 40 for non-verbal. -1::40
Query cs_scqresult Integer Recommended SCQ Result - Using the total score.Negative (0) if CS_Total_Score < 11, Positive (1) if CS_Total_Score >= 11. -1 in this field indicates scoring has been invalidated because one or more responses were not completed or completed incorrectly. 0;1;-1 0=Negative Screen (SCQ Total < 11); 1=Positive Screen (SCQ Total >= 11); -1=Scoring not valid;
year_mta Integer Recommended Year in study visit_year
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