Publishing NIH Toolbox® Results
Please use this Publication Checklist when writing about self- and parent-report NIH Toolbox measures (e.g., Emotion) in publications and presentations. Checklist categories include measure details, administration, scoring, and reporting. Access the Publication Checklist here>>
- The first mention of NIH Toolbox should include its full name: “NIH Toolbox® for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function (NIH Toolbox)” Subsequent sentences can abbreviate NIH Toolbox as NIHTB.
- Report the official measure name (refer to the NIH Toolbox Administration Manual).
NIH Toolbox tests of function have four types of scores: Raw scores (or Theta scores for CAT measures), Uncorrected Standard Scores, Age-Corrected Standard Scores, and Fully Corrected T-Scores. NIH Toolbox Emotion measures use T-scores. Indicate the type of scores you are reporting.
- Include a citation for the NIH Toolbox domain or measure used.
- For the development of the NIH Toolbox and the Motor, Sensation, and Emotion domains and their specific measures, cite the appropriate article from the March 12, 2013 Neurology supplement at: https://n.neurology.org/content/80/11_Supplement_3
- For the Cognition domain and use of cognition measures with adults, cite the appropriate article from the July 2014 Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society at: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-international-neuropsychological-society/issue/28FE7B913E7E0FE0298B449E0C371ECC
- For the Cognition domain and use of the cognition measures with children, cite the appropriate article from the August 2013 Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15405834/78/4
For more information, see:
Hanmer, J., Jensen, R.E. & Rothrock, N. A reporting checklist for HealthMeasures’ patient-reported outcomes: ASCQ-Me, Neuro-QoL, NIH Toolbox, and PROMIS. J Patient Rep Outcomes 4, 21 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41687-020-0176-4