Journal article

A Researcher's Guide to the Measurement and Modeling of Puberty in the ABCD Study (R) at Baseline

Theresa W Cheng, Lucia Magis-Weinberg, Victoria Guazzelli Williamson, Cecile D Ladouceur, Sarah L Whittle, Megan M Herting, Kristina A Uban, Michelle L Byrne, Marjolein EA Barendse, Elizabeth A Shirtcliff, Jennifer H Pfeifer

FRONTIERS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development℠ (ABCD) Study is an ongoing, diverse, longitudinal, and multi-site study of 11,880 adolescents in the United States. The ABCD Study provides open access to data about pubertal development at a large scale, and this article is a researcher's guide that both describes its pubertal variables and outlines recommendations for use. These considerations are contextualized with reference to cross-sectional empirical analyses of pubertal measures within the baseline ABCD dataset by Herting, Uban, and colleagues (2021). We discuss strategies to capitalize on strengths, mitigate weaknesses, and appropriately interpret study limitations for researchers using pu..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was conceptualized at the ABCD Workshop 2019, which was supported by the National Institute of MentalHealth of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R25MH120869. Author TC was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number TL1TR002371. Author CL was supported by the National Institute ofMentalHealth of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number MH099007. Author MLB was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number K01MH111951. Author MH was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health under Award Number: K01 MH10876. Author SW was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council under award number 1125504. Author KU was supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism under Award Number: K01 AA026889. Author JP was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health under award number MH174108. To prepare this article, we examine and present details aboutmeasures administered in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study (https://abcdstudy.org), held in the NIMH Data Archive (NDA). This is a multi-site, longitudinal study designed to recruit more than 10,000 children ages 9-10 and follow them over 10 years into early adulthood. The ABCD Study is supported by the National Institutes of Health and additional federal partners under award numbers U01DA041048, U01DA050989, U01DA051016, U01DA041022, U01DA051018, U01DA051037, U01DA050987, U01DA041174, U01DA041106, U01DA041117, U01DA041028, U01DA041134, U01DA050988, U01DA051039, U01DA041156, U01DA041025, U01DA041120, U01DA051038, U01DA041148, U01DA041093, U01DA041089. A full list of supporters is available at https://abcdstudy.org/federal-partners.html.A listing ofparticipating sites and a complete listing of the study investigators can be found at https://abcdstudy.org/scientists/workgroups/.ABCD consortium investigators designed and implemented the study and/or provided data but did not necessarily participate in analysis or writing of this report. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH or ABCD consortium investigators. Author TC was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number TL1TR002371 and by the National Institute of Mental Health under award number 1F31MH124353.