Infant Assessment Unit - Assessment Debriefing Form


Infant Assessment Unit - Assessment Debriefing Form


The Infant Assessment Unit (IAU) was part of the Longitudinal Cohort Study. The objective of the IAU was to observe how prenatal and postnatal conditions affect the health and cognitive functioning of infants during the first year of life. Consisting of several instruments, the IAU sought to measure infant cognition and quantify the experiences of the sampled infants from Cohort 0 during their first 12 months of life. Additionally, the IAU examined the circumstances surrounding the mother's pregnancy and the subsequent care received by the infant. The IAU was administered to subjects or primary caregivers in Cohort 0 only in Wave 1 of the LCS.

The IAU data also included an Assessment Debriefing File (ADF) (PDF 2.3M) which contained summary information for all of the instruments that formed the IAU protocol. The ADF data recorded in what language the IAU instruments were administered, whether or not a translator was required, the amount of privacy during the administration of the instruments, and who, if anyone, was present at the time the instruments were administered. It was completed by the research assistant at the end of each interview.

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