Amsterdam Born Children and their Development
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Teenagers

Phase 4, started in March 2015, will investigate the health and development of children at age 11-12 years. ABCD-children, their mothers, fathers and teachers will ask to fill out a questionnaire. Moreover children are asked to complete three short tasks.

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Children’s questionnaire
For the first time, we ask the children themselves to fill out a questionnaire. This questionnaire will cover eating and sleeping behaviour and mobile phone use. Children who will out the questionnaire on the computer, are asked to play a game, in which balloons need to be inflated. Completing the questionnaire will take 45-60 minutes.

Mother’s questionnaire
As during previous measurements mothers are asked to complete a questionnaire about the health and behaviour of themselves and their child. Completing the questionnaire will take 45-60 minutes.

Father’s questionnaire
For the first time, fathers are asked for information as well. The questionnaire covers both the health and behaviour of themselves and their child. Completing the questionnaire will take 15-30 minutes. In case the child does not see his/her father regularly and the mother has a new partner, he/she can complete the questionnaire as well.

Teacher’s questionnaire
As during the 5-years measurement teachers will be asked to complete a questionnaire about the school performance (CITO) and behaviour of the child at school.

Tests at school
In contrast to 5 years ago, ABCD-employees will not visit the schools to measure the children. We will ask the teacher to let the child complete two tests at school on the internet. These two tests both consists of pictures. In the first test the child has to complete the picture by choosing the right piece of the puzzle, the other test is a kind of memory.

More information about the present phase can be found here.