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All AHEAD 1995 Modules: Unfolding brackets with different entry points
Each of the modules includes questions designed to assess the importance of anchoring effects in unfolding questions about dollar amounts. In each case, respondents were asked about the amount of money they had in savings accounts, and about total household consumption in the past month. The "entry point" varied across the modules.

Module 1-2: Wave 1 ADL questions
The questions about difficulty and the use of equipment and help in activities of daily living that were asked in AHEAD Wave 1 were modified in Wave 2. To facilitate analysts who wish to take account of these wording changes when examining changes in responses across waves, a random subsample (double the size of the other modules) were asked the Wave 1 version of the ADL question (as well as the revised ADL questions that were asked in the main interview).

Module 3: LSOA2 ADL questions
This is the same as Module 3 on Wave 1, and was asked of the same respondents in both waves.

Module 4: Security and safety
This module contains questions about the subjective probability of being the victim of a crime and steps taken out of concern about crime.

Module 5: Sleep
This module includes questions about trouble falling asleep and staying asleep through the night, problems of falling asleep during the day, and the use of medications to aid sleep. It also includes two questions about the sense of personal control.

Module 6: Living wills
Questions are asked about end-of-life directives, whether or not the person has named anyone to make health care decisions for them if they are unable to do so themselves. The respondents were also presented with two scenarios for someone with a life-threatening illness who is presented with the choice of taking an experimental treatment with randomly varied cost and probability of success.

Module 7: In-depth ADLs
This is the same module (6) as in Wave 1, and was asked of the same respondents in both waves.

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