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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

 

 News and Announcements

 
 

 Training News

 

There are no future training workshops scheduled at this time. 

 

 

 Previous Training and Events

 
     

     NEW !

     

    NIH Toolbox iPad app is now available!

    Use of the NIH Toolbox has grown considerably since first released in 2012.  To meet this growing demand, the development team at Northwestern University has created an iPad app to administer NIH Toolbox instruments.  

    • This first release allows administration (in English only) of complete NIH Toolbox Emotion and NIH Toolbox Cognition batteries, most NIH Toolbox Motor and NIH Toolbox Sensation instruments, as well as a limited set of PROMIS instruments.

    •  We are pleased to offer a 6-month introductory subscription to the NIH Toolbox app for $9.99.  After your subscription expires, you will have the option to extend your use of the NIH Toolbox by purchasing a 12-month subscription at regular pricing ($200 or less).

    For more information, visit the NIH Toolbox iPad App Resources page.

     
    To get the app, visit the App Store on your iPad, or follow this link:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1002228307
     

    Hardware Requirements

    • iPad Air or iPad Air 2, with Wi-Fi capacity, that is running iOS 8.3 version or later.

    • NIH Toolbox App is not compatible with the iPad mini or other apple devices (e.g., iPhone).

    • Wi-Fi capacity is only required to initially install the app, and is not required during test administration.

    • A bluetooth keyboard is required for the administration of the following tests: NIH Toolbox List Sorting Working Memory Test and NIH Toolbox Oral Reading Recognition Test. For a full list of required hardware and/or materials, see the Administrator’s Manual (Appendix 1).

    Access to Cognition instruments

    • Instruments used for assessment of Cognition, while available at no additional cost, require the successful completion of a separate approval. Generally, approval will be granted to researchers and clinicians with the knowledge to use neuropsychological tests. Contact cognition@nihtoolbox.org for more information.

    NIH Toolbox Standing Balance Test

    • To administer the Standing Balance test, you will need additional hardware (iPod Touch, 5th generation or later) and the BalancePod app, available at no additional cost through the App Store.

      Get BalancePod here>>

    Coming soon!

    • Additional NIH Toolbox instruments

    • Administration of complete NIH Toolbox batteries in Spanish

    • Improved assessment workflow

    • File sharing through iTunes

    • User control of data export options (i.e. enable/disable iCloud, email, etc)

    • Additional NIH PROMIS instruments

    • And more! 

    Thank you for your interest in the NIH Toolbox!

    Contact help@nihtoolbox.org with questions, comments or suggestions.

     

     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.

     

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     Recent Publications

     

    Carlozzi NE, Beaumont JL, Tulsky DS, Gershon RC. The NIH Toolbox Pattern Comparison Processing Speed Test: Normative Data. Arch. Clin. Neuropsychol. 2015;Epub ahead of print.

    Troller-Renfree SV, Barker T, Pine DS, Fox NA.  Cognitive Functioning in Socially Anxious Adults: Insights from the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery. Front Psychol. 2015;6(764) 

    Zahodne LB, Nowinski CJ, Gershon RC, Manly JJ. Self-Efficacy Buffers the Relationship between Educational Disadvantage and Executive Functioning. J. Int. Neuropsychol. Soc. 2015;Epub ahead of print

    See a complete list of publications about NIH Toolbox>>   

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