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Construction and updating of a public events questionnaire for repeated measures longitudinal studies

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Show simple item record Noone, Martha Semkovska, Maria Carton, Mary Dunne, Ross Horgan, John-Paul O'Kane, Breige McLoughlin, Declan M 2014-08-14T09:23:36Z 2014-08-14T09:23:36Z 2014
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Impairments of retrospective memory and cases of retrograde amnesia are often seen in clinical settings. A measure of the proportion of memories retained over a specified time can be useful in clinical situations and public events questionnaires may be valuable in this respect. However, consistency of retention of public events memory has rarely been studied in the same participants. In addition, when used in a research context, public events questionnaires require updating to ensure questions are of equivalent age with respect to when the test is taken. This paper describes an approach to constructing and updating a Public Events Questionnaire (PEQ) for use with a sample that is recruited and followed-up over a long time-period. Internal consistency, parallel-form reliability, test-retest reliability, and secondary validity analyses were examined for three versions of the PEQ that were updated every 6 months. Versions 2 and 3 of the questionnaire were reliable across and within versions and for recall and recognition. Change over time was comparable across each version of the PEQ. These results show that PEQs can be regularly updated in a standardized fashion to allow use throughout studies with long recruitment periods. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Frontiers en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Frontiers in Psychology;5, article 230
dc.rights This document is protected by copyright and was first published by Frontiers. All rights reserved. It is reproduced with permission. en_US
dc.subject retrospective memory en_US
dc.subject semantic memory en_US
dc.subject episodic memory en_US
dc.subject general knowledge of the world en_US
dc.subject public events en_US
dc.title Construction and updating of a public events questionnaire for repeated measures longitudinal studies en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00230
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Friend's of St. Patrick's University Hospital en_US
dc.relation.projectid TRA/2007/5 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1573772

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