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 What and Why?

 

NIH Toolbox is a multidimensional set of brief measures assessing cognitive, emotional, motor and sensory function from ages 3 to 85, meeting the need for a standard set of measures that can be used as a “common currency” across diverse study designs and settings. 

NIH Toolbox monitors neurological and behavioral function over time, and measures the domain constructs across developmental stages. This facilitates the study of functional changes across the lifespan, including evaluating intervention and treatment effectiveness. Fees may apply for use of the NIH Toolbox in projects not funded by NIH.

Cognition Domain     Emotion Domain    |   Motor Domain   |   Sensation Domain

 

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 Updates

 

NIH Toolbox iPad app coming in 2015......

Use of the NIH Toolbox has  grown exponentially since first released in 2012.  In order to meet this growing demand,  the development team at Northwestern University is creating an iPad app to administer NIH Toolbox instruments.   The core Emotion and Cognition measures will be available for use on the iPad in summer 2015, with many NIH Toolbox Motor and Sensation instruments also available by the end of 2015.


New checklist to help you get started with NIH Toolbox.     Getting started with NIH Toolbox.  

 

 

 Training News

 

There are no future training workshops scheduled at this time. 

 

 

 Previous Training and Events

 
     

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     Emotion Measures

     

    Emotion Measures PDFs are available here>> 
    The PDFs  show the content of each measure. They are provided for item review purposes only and are not appropriate for actual administration.

     

     How Do I?

     
     

     NIH Toolbox Special Issues

     

    The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS) special series confirms the validity and reliability of the Cognition Battery element of the NIH Toolbox.   Download the series introduction. The entire series can be downloaded here


    Neurology®  supplement issue 
    A supplement issue of Neurology® marks the unveiling of the multi-year effort to develop the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function. See the supplement issue>>

     

     Featured Instrument

     

    NIH Toolbox Odor Identification Test
    Assesses a person’s ability to identify various odors.

    Participants use scratch ’n’ sniff cards and after scratching them one at a time, are asked to identify which of four pictures on the computer screen matches the odor they have just smelled. 

    Test takes approximately 4 to 5 minutes to administer and is recommended for ages 3-85.
    ​  Full description

    Approximately 4 to 5 minutes to administer and is recommended for ages 3-85.

     
     

     Recent Publications

     

    Kupst MJ, Butt Z, Stoney CM, et al. Assessment of Stress and Self-Efficacy for the NIH Toolbox for Neurological and Behavioral Function.  Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. 2015; Epub ahead of print.

    Li C, Beaumont J, Rine RM, Slotkin J, Schubert MC. Normative Scores for the NIH Toolbox Dynamic Visual Acuity Test from 3 to 85 Years. Front Neurol. 2014;5:223.

    Khilari M, Narayan S. The National Institutes of Health Toolbox. Annals of Indian Academy Neurology. 2014;17(3):247-252.

    Bauer PJ, Zelazo PD. The National Institutes of Health Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function: A Tool for Developmental Science. Child Dev Perspect 2014;8(3):119-124.

    Denboer JW, Nicholls C, Corte C, Chestnut K. National Institutes of Health Toolbox Cognition Battery - Test Review. Arch. Clin. Neuropsychol. 2014;Epub ahead of print.

    See a complete list of publications about NIH Toolbox>>   

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