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BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENT SCALE (BAS)
Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 01-05-2016 by K. Borchert (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Copyright © 01-05-2016 Millisecond Software
This script implements the Behavioural Assessment Scale as described in:
Ritchie, K. & Ledesert, B. (1991). The Measurement of Incapacity in the Severly Demented Elderly: The
Validation of a Behavioural Assessment Scale. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 6, 217-226.
The Behavioural Assessment Scale assesses the intellectual functioning and adaptive behaviors in
patients suffering from severe dementia.
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'BAS.iqdat'
date, time, subject: date and time script was run with the current subjectnumber
build: the Inquisit build
q*_response: response given (in assigned values)
q*_latency: how much time in ms the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)
(2) Summary data file: 'BAS_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)
script.startdate: date script was run
script.starttime: time script was started
script.subjectid: subject id number
script.groupid: group id number
script.elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform: the platform the script was run on
/completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
/checkboxscore: stores the scoresum of all items presented as checkboxes
/radiobuttonscore: calculates subtotal scoresum from radiobutton items
/BAS_total: calculates the totalscore based on all items
the script presents 11 surveypages that cover the 5 subcategories
(Language - 5 questions,
Social Integration - 5 questions,
Occupation & Orientation - 3 questions,
Physical Independence - 16 questions,
Mobility - 3 questions) described by Ritchie & Ledesert (1991)
A total score (expressions.BAS_score) is calculated at the end.
check under EDITABLE CODE below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc.
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.
The parameters you can change are:
/pageinstructions: the instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage