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The Filter Cart provides a way to query and access data for which you may be interested.  There are multiple places to go query and Add to Filter Cart (Sometimes called Download).  

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 add subjects, sometimes it may take a few minutes to populate.  You can continue to do other things 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 available for the subjects selected 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 available.  However, if you want to see all of the clinical and phenotype, then select, "Find All Subject Data" to see all the data avaialble for those subjects.  

when a secord or third filter is applied, an AND condition is used to determine the subjects that are exist in all filters.  If the subject does not appear in any filter, that subjects data will be excluded from your filter cart. Given the sparcity of data in the NDA, it is possible for no subjects to appear across filters.  If that happens, clear your filter cart, and start over.  

The NDA is looking to enhance query/filtering.  Until additional tools become available, it is best to package more data than you need and then package and download the data and use other tools to further restrict and analyze the data.  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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The filters you have selected from various query interfaces will be stored here, in the 'Filter Cart'. The database will be queried using filters added to your 'Filter Cart', when multiple filters are defined, each will be executed using 'AND' logic, so with each filter that is applied the result set gets smaller.

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Life Skills Profile



Life Skills Profile. Black Dog Institute

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Element NameData TypeSizeRequiredDescriptionValue RangeNotes
subjectkeyGUIDRequiredThe NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subjectNDAR*
src_subject_idString20RequiredSubject ID how it's defined in lab/project
interview_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired field
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.
genderString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Female
visitString50RecommendedVisit nameCharacter description of each type of visit
group_trIntegerRecommendedtreatment or control group1::31=neurocognitive rehab; 2=Control therapy; 3=control no treatment group
slfcarIntegerRecommendedLife skills self-care score: sum of scores for items 10,12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, 26, 30
nonturIntegerRecommendedlife skills assassment non-turbulence score. sum of Q's 5,6,25,27,28,29,32,34,35,36,37&38.
socconIntegerRecommendedlife skills assessment social contact scrore. sum of Q's 3,4,20,21,22&39.
commuIntegerRecommendedlife skills assessment communication score. sum of Q's 1,2,7,8,9&11.
responIntegerRecommendedlife skills assessment responsibility score. sum of scores for Q's 17,18,19,31&33.
totallifeIntegerRecommendedlife skills assessment total score.
lsp_1IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally have any difficulty with initiating and responding to conversation1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_2IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally intrude or burst in on others conversation (e.g. interrupts you when you are talking)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_3IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally withdraw from social contact1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_4IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally show warmth to others?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_5IntegerRecommendedIs this person generally angry or prickly towards others?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_6IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally take offence readily1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_7IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally make eye contact with others when in conversation?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_8IntegerRecommendedIs it generally difficult to understand this person because of the way he or she speaks (e.g. jumbled, garbled or disordered)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_9IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally talk about odd or strange ideas?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_10IntegerRecommendedIs this person generally well groomed (e.g., neatly dressed, hair combed)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_11IntegerRecommendedIs this persons appearance (facial appearance, gestures) generally appropriate to his or her surroundings?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_12IntegerRecommendedDoes this person wash himself or herself without reminding?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_13IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally have an offensive smell (e.g. due to body, breath or clothes)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_14IntegerRecommendedDoes this person wear clean clothes generally, or ensure they are cleaned if dirty?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_15IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally neglect his or her physical health?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_16IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally maintain an adequate diet?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_17IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally look after and take her or his own prescribed medication (or attend for prescribed injections on time) without reminding?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_18IntegerRecommendedIs this person willing to take psychiatric medication when prescribed by a doctor?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_19IntegerRecommendedDoes this person co-operate with health services (e.g. doctors and/or other health workers)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_20IntegerRecommendedIs this person generally inactive (e.g. spends most of the time sitting or standing around doing nothing)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_21IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally have definite interests (e.g. hobbies, sports, activities) in which he or she is involved regularly?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_22IntegerRecommendedDoes this person attend any social organisation (e.g. church, club or interest group but excluding psychiatric therapy groups)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_23IntegerRecommendedCan this person generally prepare (if needed) her or his own food/meals?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_24IntegerRecommendedCan this person generally budget (if needed) to live within his or her means?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_25IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally have problems (e.g. friction, avoidance) living with others in the household?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_26IntegerRecommendedWhat sort of work is this person generally capable of (even if unemployed, retired or doing unpaid domestic duties)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_27IntegerRecommendedDoes this person behave recklessly (e.g. ignoring traffic when crossing the road)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_28IntegerRecommendedDoes this person destroy property?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_29IntegerRecommendedDoes this person behave offensively (includes sexual behaviour)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_30IntegerRecommendedDoes this person have habits or behaviours that most people find unsociable (e.g. spitting, leaving lighted cigarette butts around, messing up the toilet, messy eating)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_31IntegerRecommendedDoes this person lose personal property?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_32IntegerRecommendedDoes this person invade others space (rooms, personal belongings)?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_33IntegerRecommendedDoes this person take things which are not his or hers?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_34IntegerRecommendedIs this person violent to others?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_35IntegerRecommendedIs this person violent to him or her self?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_36IntegerRecommendedDoes this person get into trouble with the police?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_37IntegerRecommendedDoes this person abuse alcohol or drugs?1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_38IntegerRecommendedDoes this person behave irresponsibly1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
lsp_39IntegerRecommendedDoes this person generally make and/or keep up friendships1::41=Never; 2=Rarely; 3=Usually; 4=Always
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: lsp3901 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.