Frequency of Forgetting Scale-10 (FOF-10)

General frequency of forgetting
How would you rate your memory in terms of the kinds of problems that you have? (1= Major problems to 7= No problems)
How often do these present a problem for you? (1= Always to 7= Never)
a.    Names
b.    Faces
c.    Where you put things
d.    Directions to places
e.    Beginning to do something and forgetting what to do
As you are reading a novel‚ how often do you have trouble remembering what you have read… (1= Always to Never)
a.    paragraph before one currently reading
b.    the sentence before the one currently reading
How well you remember things which occurred… (1= Very bad to 7= Very good)
a.    between one and five years ago is
b.    the sentence before the one you are currently reading
 
 
Names
Things from 6–10 years ago
Things from 1–5 years ago
Novel: opening chapters‚ once finished
Words
Taking a test
Phone numbers just checked
Where you put things
Knowing whether you’ve already told someone something
Novel: 3 or 4 chapters before current one
General rating
Things from between 6 months and 1 year ago
Losing thread of thought in conversation
Things people tell you
Beginning to do something and forgetting what to do
Going to the store and forgetting what to buy
Keeping up correspondence
Opening paragraphs from a newspaper or magazine article
Personal dates (birthdays)
Newspaper or magazine: 3 or 4 paragraphs before current one
Losing thread of thought in public speaking
Faces
Novel: chapter before current one
Directions to places
Things from last month
Newspaper or magazine: paragraph before one currently reading
Phone numbers used frequently
Performing household chores
Novel: paragraph before one currently reading
Newspaper or magazine: 3–4 sentences before the one currently reading
Appointments
Novel: the sentence before the one currently reading
Newspaper or magazine: the sentence before the one currently reading
 
 

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