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MY STUDY DAUGHTER
This questionnaire asks about your child since she was 18 months old. We are interested to know about her health and behaviour and how she gets on with other children. Your answers will help us to understand the developing child and to identify problems that children and their parents have.
This questionnaire is like the other questionnaires you have received. To answer simply tick the box which best describes your child or your child's situation. Again some questions will seem similar but they are not the same. Please answer all questions that you can. If you cannot answer any question or if they do not apply to you please put a line through them. There are no right or wrong answers. Please just describe what happens in your situation. You may make additional comments at the end. All answers are confidential.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
SECTION A: YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH

How would you assess the health of your child now? in the past month

1
very healthy, no problems
2
healthy, but a few minor problems
3
sometimes quite ill
4
almost always unwell

How would you assess the health of your child now? in the past year

1
very healthy, no problems
2
healthy, but a few minor problems
3
sometimes quite ill
4
almost always unwell
How many of the following immunisations has she had?
Number
How many
BCG (for tuberculosis)
DTP or Triple (includes whooping cough)
DT (without whooping cough)
Polio
MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
Hib (Haemophylus influenzae B - for meningitis)

How many of the following immunisations has she had? Other (please describe)

How many
Other

Did she have a temperature or was she unwell after any immunisation?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A3 on page 4
If yes, please describe:
qc_A2_h == 1

which immunisation:

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how old was she? ... years or ... months

Age in years
Age in months

how long after the immunisation did this start?

1
under 3 hours
2
3-24 hours
3
1-2 days
4
3-6 days
5
1 week or more
9
don't know

how was she affected?

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Has she had fluoride supplements since she was 18 months old?

1
Yes
2
No
9
Not known
If no or not known go to A4a
If yes,
qc_A3 == 1

for how long did she have them?

1
less than 1 month
2
1-2 months
3
3-5 months
4
6-11 months
5
more than 12 months
9
don't know

How old was she when she last had fluoride supplements? ... months old

Age in months

Since your child was 18 months old, has the doctor been called to your home because she was unwell?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A5 below
If yes,
qc_A4_a == 1

how many times?

1
once
2
twice
3
3-4 times
4
5 or more
Has she had any of the following since she was 18 months old?
-

1 - Yes and saw a doctor

2 - Yes but did not see doctor

3 - No did not have

diarrhoea
blood in the stools
vomiting
cough
high temperature
snuffles/cold
ear ache
ear discharge (pus not wax)
convulsions/fits
stomach ache(s)
rash
wheezing
breathlessness
episodes of stopping breathing
an accident
headache(s)

Has she had any of the following since she was 18 months old? other (please tick and describe)

1
Yes and saw a doctor
2
Yes but did not see doctor
3
No did not have
Other

Has your child been admitted to hospital since she was 18 months old?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A7 on page 6
If yes,
qc_A6_a == 1

how many times?

How many
please describe for each admission:
Age of child (months) Reason for admission No. of nights child stayed
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1
2
3

How often did you see her while she was in hospital? 1st admission

1
Not at all
2
Quite often
3
Every day
4
Stayed in the hospital with the child

How often did you see her while she was in hospital? 2nd admission

1
Not at all
2
Quite often
3
Every day
4
Stayed in the hospital with the child

How often did you see her while she was in hospital? 3rd admission

1
Not at all
2
Quite often
3
Every day
4
Stayed in the hospital with the child

Has she had any of the following? hernia repair

1
Yes
2
No

Has she had any of the following? operation for squint

1
Yes
2
No

Has she had any of the following? tubes (grommets) put in her ears

1
Yes
2
No

Has she had any of the following? other (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

Since she was 18 months old has she had any periods when there was wheezing with whistling on her chest when she breathed?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A8g on page 7
If yes,
qc_A8_a == 1

How many separate times has this happened since she was 18 months old?

1
once
2
twice
3
3-4 times
4
5 or more times
9
don't know

How many days altogether would you say she had wheezed since she was 18 months old?

1
one day
2
2-3 days
3
4-9 days
4
10-19 days
5
20 or more days
9
don't know

Was she breathless during any of these times?

1
Yes for all
2
Yes for some
3
No not at all

Did she have a fever during any of these times?

1
Yes for all
2
Yes for some
3
No not at all

What do you think brings them on? chest infection or bronchitis

1
Yes
2
No

What do you think brings them on? being in a smoky room

1
Yes
2
No

What do you think brings them on? cold weather

1
Yes
2
No

What do you think brings them on? no idea

1
Yes
2
No

What do you think brings them on? other (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

Have any of your other children had spells of wheezing with whistling on the chest?

1
Yes
2
No
7
have no other children

Has your child had an itchy, dry skin rash in the joints and creases of her body (e.g. behind the knees, elbows, under the arms) since she was 18 months old?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A10a below
If yes,
qc_A9_a == 1

how bad was this?

1
very bad
2
quite bad
3
mild
4
no problem

does she have this sort of rash now?

1
Yes
2
No

did the rash ever become sore and oozy?

1
Yes
2
No

was it made worse by irritants such as bubble bath, soap, wool or nylon clothing?

1
Yes
2
No

Has she had an itchy, dry rash on her hands?

1
Yes
2
No

Has she had an itchy, dry rash on her feet?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_A10_b == 1

please describe which parts of her feet

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does her skin get itchy when she gets sweaty? (e.g. in a hot room or when she has been playing?)

1
Yes
2
No

has she ever had a reaction (e.g. redness or itching) which you thought was due to some food that she had eaten?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A11a on page 8
If yes,
qc_A10_d == 1

please describe the food(s)

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how long after the food was eaten did the reaction appear?

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where was the reaction?

1
mouth
2
other part (say where)
Other

Has she had vomiting spells since she was 18 months old?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A12 below
If yes,
qc_A11_a == 1

How many times?

1
once
2
twice
3
3-9 times
4
10 or more times

Have these been associated with: diarrhoea

1
Always
2
Frequently
3
Sometimes
4
Rarely
5
Never

Have these been associated with: chestiness (wheezing or coughing or grunting)

1
Always
2
Frequently
3
Sometimes
4
Rarely
5
Never

Nowadays how many motions (or dirty nappies) a day (24 hours) does she usually have?

1
4 or more times
2
2 - 3 times
3
once a day
4
once in 2-4 days
5
once a week
9
can't say

Nowadays how often are her stools: hard

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

Nowadays how often are her stools: soft

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

Nowadays how often are her stools: curdy (i.e. solid & liquid)

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

Nowadays how often are her stools: liquid

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

Nowadays how often are her stools: green

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

Nowadays how often are her stools: brown

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

Nowadays how often are her stools: black

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

Nowadays how often are her stools: yellow

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

Since she was 18 months old has she had diarrhoea or gastro-enteritis?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A15a on page 10
If yes,
qc_A14_a == 1

how many times?

How many

how many days did the worst attack last?

How many

Did you: call the doctor to come to your home

1
Yes
2
No

Did you: go to your doctor

1
Yes
2
No

Did you: treat it yourself

1
Yes
2
No

Did you: other (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

Did you continue feeding as usual?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes, go to A14f on page 10
If no,
qc_A14_e == 2

how long was normal feeding disturbed?

1
less than 1 day
2
1 day
3
2 days
4
3-4 days
5
5 or more days

Was the child treated with an oral rehydration solution?

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
If no or don't know go to A14g below
If yes,
qc_A14_f == 1

give type if known:

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how long was the solution given?

1
less than 1 day
2
1 day
3
2 days
4
3-4 days
5
5 or more days

What other treatment was given?

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Since she was 18 months old has your child ever had a time when she has coughed off and on for at least 2 days?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A16 below
If yes,
qc_A15_a == 1

how many times has this happened in the past 18 months?

1
once
2
twice
3
3-9 times
4
10 or more times

did she have a fever at any of these times?

1
Yes for all
2
Yes for some
3
No not at all

did she have a runny nose during any of these spells?

1
Yes for all
2
Yes for some
3
No not at all
The following questions are about your child's ears or hearing.

Nowadays, does your child listen to people or to things that happen nearby:

1
Yes usually
2
Yes often
3
Sometimes
4
Usually not
9
Don't know

Does she turn her head towards sounds?

1
only to very loud sounds
2
yes usually
3
yes sometimes
4
never turns towards sounds
9
don't know

During or after a cold, is her hearing worse than usual?

1
yes much worse
2
yes a little worse
3
no, about the same
7
has never had a cold
9
don't know

During a cold, is the dripping (discharge) from her nose:

7
Hasn't had a cold
During a cold, is the dripping (discharge) from her nose:
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

clear
slightly white in colour
thick heavy yellow and/or green in colour (catarrh)
very little discharge occurs at all

Does she pull, scratch or poke at her ears?

1
quite often
2
only at times when poorly, fretful, or in pain
3
hardly ever
9
don't know

Do her ears go red and look sore for a long time? (Remember - an ear that has just been slept on may look red for a short time.)

1
quite often
2
only at times when poorly, fretful, or in pain
3
hardly ever
9
don't know

Has pus or a sticky mucus (not ear wax) ever leaked out of her ear?

1
never
2
once
3
more than once
4
don't know

Does she breathe through her mouth rather than through her nose?

1
all the time
2
much of the time
3
rarely
4
never
9
don't know

Does she snore for more than a few minutes at a time?

1
most nights
2
quite often
3
only rarely
9
don't know

When she is asleep, does she seem to stop breathing or hold her breath for several seconds at a time?

1
yes, often
2
yes, sometimes
3
no
9
don't know

Have there been times when she seems to have had a pain in her stomach since she was 18 months old?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A18a below
If yes,
qc_A17_a == 1

How many separate times has this happened in the past 18 months?

1
once
2
twice
3
3-4 times
4
5 or more times
9
don't know

Since she was 1 year old has she had any form of convulsion, fit, seizure or other turn in which consciousness was lost or any part of the body made an abnormal movement?

1
Yes
2
No
9
Not known
If no, or not known go to A19 on page 15
If yes,
qc_A18_a == 1

Please describe the first attack since her 1st birthday:

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Did the child have a high temperature at the time?

1
Yes
2
No
9
Not known

How old was she at the time?

1
12-17 months
2
18-23 months
3
2 years old
4
3 years old

How many attacks has she had?

1
one
2
two
3
3-4
4
5 or more
By whom was the child seen for the attack(s) (tick all that apply)
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

G.P. at home
G.P. at surgery
hospital outpatients
admitted to hospital

What investigations, if any, have been carried out?

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How did later attacks differ from the first one?

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What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) febrile convulsions

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) fainting and blackouts

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) epilepsy

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) breath holding

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) reaction to immunisation

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) other (please specify)

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
Other

Has she ever had any of the following infections? measles

1
Yes
2
No

Has she ever had any of the following infections? chicken pox

1
Yes
2
No

Has she ever had any of the following infections? mumps

1
Yes
2
No

Has she ever had any of the following infections? meningitis

1
Yes
2
No

Has she ever had any of the following infections? cold sores

1
Yes
2
No

Has he ever had any of the following infections? other infection (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other
Approximately how many times in the last 12 months has:
-
How many
the family doctor come to your home because she was ill?
the family doctor seen her in the surgery because she was unwell?
a doctor seen her for a routine check?
SECTION B: SLEEPING AND CRYING

Does your child have a regular sleeping routine?

1
Yes
2
No

How many hours sleep does she usually have during the day time?

1
none
2
less than 1 hour
3
1-2 hrs
4
more than 2 hours
9
don't know

Normally what time in the evening does your child go to sleep?

Generic time

What time does she normally wake up in the morning?

Generic time

How often during the night does she usually wake? ... times

How many

How often during the day does she usually sleep? ... times

How many

In which room does the child usually sleep? When you put her down at night

1
in her own room on her own
2
in a room with other children
3
in your bedroom
4
in a room with other adults
5
other place (please describe)
Other

In which room does the child usually sleep? When she wakes in the morning from her night sleep

1
in her own room on her own
2
in a room with other children
3
in your bedroom
4
in a room with other adults
5
other place (please describe)
Other

Does the child sleep on her own most nights or does she share a bed or cot? When you put her down

1
in her own bed/cot
2
in bed/cot with other children
3
in your bed with you
4
in bed with other adult
5
other place (please describe)
Other

Does the child sleep on her own most nights or does she share a bed or cot? When she wakes in the morning from her night sleep

1
in her own bed/cot
2
in bed/cot with other children
3
in your bed with you
4
in bed with other adult
5
other place (please describe)
Other

How does she usually sleep?

1
on her back
2
on her side
3
on her front
4
varies
In the room where the child sleeps most of the night:
-

1 - Yes always

2 - Yes sometimes

3 - No not at all

is the heating on at night?
is there a window open at night?
does she sleep with a duvet?
does she have an electric blanket
does she sleep with a pillow?

Do you feel her sleep pattern is:

1
better than other children of the same age
2
same as other children of the same age
3
worse than other children of the same age
9
don't know
In the past year has your child regularly:
-

1 - Yes, but did not worry me

2 - Yes, worried me a a bit

3 - Yes, worried me greatly

4 - No, did not happen

refused to go to bed
woken very early
had difficulty going to sleep
had nightmares
continued to get up after being put to bed
woken in the night
got up after only a few hours sleep

Compared with other children would you describe the amount of time your child cries as:

1
more than other children
2
the same as other children
3
less than other children
9
don't know

All children cry. Some children also fuss and whine. How often does your child whine?

1
for long periods each day
2
for a short while each day
3
a number of times during the week
4
sometimes
5
never or hardly ever

How often does your child cry for no particular reason:

1
very often
2
quite often
3
sometimes
4
never or hardly ever

Can you usually calm your child when she cries?

1
no
2
yes, usually fairly easily
3
yes, but it takes a while
4
yes, after much effort
5
child never cries

Do you feel that your child's crying is a problem?

1
Yes
2
No

How often do you use sweets or other foods to stop her crying or fussing?

1
at least once a day
2
several times a week
3
infrequently
4
never
If never, go to Section C on page 20
qc_B12_a == 4
Else

what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? sweets

1
Yes
2
No

what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? chocolates

1
Yes
2
No

what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? crisps

1
Yes
2
No

what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? fruit

1
Yes
2
No

what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? milk

1
Yes
2
No

What food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? other drink

1
Yes
2
No

what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? other food (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other
SECTION C: YOU AND YOUR CHILD

Do you ever have a battle of wills with your child?

1
never
2
rarely
3
sometimes
4
frequently
If never, go to C2 below
If yes,
qc_C1_a == 2 || qc_C1_a == 3 || qc_C1_a == 4

What are they usually about:

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Who most often wins?

1
me
2
my toddler
3
about even
4
neither of us

How often does he refuse to go to bed?

1
most of the time
2
often
3
at times
4
rarely
5
never

How often does she have temper tantrums?

1
more than once a day
2
most days
3
at least once a week
4
less than once a week
5
never
If never, go to C4 on page 21
If she has temper tantrums:
qc_C3_a >= 1 && qc_C3_a <= 4

Do they occur because of: failure to get what she wants

1
Yes
2
No

Do they occur because of: failure to make herself understood

1
Yes
2
No

Do they occur because of: reaction to being corrected

1
Yes
2
No

Do they occur because of: no particular reason

1
Yes
2
No

Do they occur because of: other (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other
When she has temper tantrums how often do you:
-

1 - Often

2 - Sometimes

3 - Never

ignore it, let her get it out of her system
send her away for 'time out' eg. send her to her bedroom
try to hold and cuddle her
try to reason with her
leave it for someone else to cope with
try to distract her

When she has temper tantrums how often do you: other (please tick and describe)

1
Often
2
Sometimes
3
Never
Other

How often does she do the following: repeatedly rocks head or body

1
Once a week or more
2
Less than once a week
3
Never

How often does she do the following: has a tic or twitch

1
Once a week or more
2
Less than once a week
3
Never

How often does she do the following: has other unusual behaviour (please describe)

1
Once a week or more
2
Less than once a week
3
Never
Other

About how often do you take her to: local shops

1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never

About how often do you take her to: department store

1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never

About how often do you take her to: supermarket

1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never

About how often do you take her to: park or playground

1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never

About how often do you take her to: visits to friends or family

1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never

About how often do you take her to: library

1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never

About how often do you take her to: places of interest (e.g. Zoo)

1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never

About how often do you take her to: places of entertainment (e.g. funfair)

1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never

Please tick which is appropriate for your child:

1
she wanders further than I like
2
she never leaves me
3
neither of above

How much choice do you allow her in deciding what foods she eats at meals?

1
she can choose from any food available
2
she is given a choice from a few alternatives that I select
3
I decide what she will eat
7
I am never in charge of preparing her meals

Do you allow her to choose what clothes she will wear?

1
she always takes part in choosing
2
she has some choice
3
I decide what she will wear
7
I am never responsible for dressing her

Does your child have: cuddly toys

1
Yes
2
No

Does your child have: push or pull toys

1
Yes
2
No

Does your child have: co-ordination toys (eg. set of blocks, shape posting box, stacking cups)

1
Yes
2
No

Does your child have: jigsaw puzzle

1
Yes
2
No

About how many books does she have of her own?

1
none
2
1 - 2 books
3
3 - 9 books
4
10 or more

Do you try to teach your child?

1
no, she is too young
2
no, I do not have time
3
yes, sometimes
4
yes, often
If no, go to C12 on page 24
If yes,
qc_C11_a == 3 || qc_C11_a == 4

which things do you try to teach? colours

1
Yes
2
No

which things do you try to teach? alphabet

1
Yes
2
No

which things do you try to teach? numbers

1
Yes
2
No

which things do you try to teach? nursery rhymes

1
Yes
2
No

which things do you try to teach? songs

1
Yes
2
No

which things do you try to teach? shapes and sizes

1
Yes
2
No

which things do you try to teach? politeness (e.g. 'please', 'thank you')

1
Yes
2
No

which things do you try to teach? others (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

How often do you talk to her while you do housework or are occupied in some other way?

1
never
2
rarely
3
sometimes
4
often
5
always

When do you have the television on?

1
all day
2
most of the day
3
mornings only
4
afternoons only
5
evenings only
6
not at all
7
do not have a TV

Does your child watch television?

1
yes, but only while playing
2
yes, concentrates and tries to understand
3
no, she ignores it
4
no, she is never allowed to see it
7
do not have a TV
If she does watch TV,
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what programmes does she see? children's programmes

1
Yes
2
No

what programmes does she see? other programmes

1
Yes
2
No

what programmes does she see? children's videos

1
Yes
2
No

what programmes does she see? other videos

1
Yes
2
No

How often does she play with other children (other than brothers or sisters)?

1
every day
2
2-6 times a week
3
once a week
4
less than once a week
5
never
When you and your child meet again after being apart for an hour or more, how often does she:
-

1 - always

2 - sometimes

3 - hardly ever

move away, avoid looking at you
push you away
run to you for a hug or cuddle
Many children have particular types of activities that they prefer or toys they play with.
How often has your daughter played with the following in the past month:
-

1 - Never

2 - Hardly ever

3 - Sometimes

4 - Often

5 - Very often

Guns (or objects used as guns)
Jewellery
Tool set
Dolls
Trains, cars or aeroplanes
Swords (or objects used as swords)
Tea set
How often in the past month has she done the following:
-

1 - Never

2 - Hardly ever

3 - Sometimes

4 - Often

5 - Very often

Played house (e.g. cleaning, cooking)
Played with girls
Pretended to be a female person (e.g. a princess)
Pretended to be a male character (e.g. a soldier)
Played at fighting
Played at being a mother or father
Played ball games
Climbed (fence, tree, climbing frame)
Played at looking after babies
Showed interest in real cars, trains and aeroplanes
Dressed up in girlish clothes
Played with boys

How often does she: Like to explore new surroundings

1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often

How often does she: Enjoy rough and tumble play

1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often

How often does she: Show interest in spiders, insects or snakes

1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often

How often does she: Avoid getting dirty

1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often

How often does she: Like pretty things

1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often

How often does she: Avoid taking risks

1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often

Do you feel that she dominates the household?

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

Do you start by being firm but then give way?

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

Space for comments:

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SECTION D: UPSETTING EVENTS
Below are listed some events that might upset some children. Please state whether any of these happened since she was 18 months old.
-

1 - Yes and she was very upset

2 - Yes and she was quite upset

3 - Yes and she was a bit upset

4 - Yes but she wasn't upset

5 - No did not happen

She was taken into care*
A pet died
She moved home
She had a shock or fright*
She was physically hurt by someone*
She was sexually abused*
She was separated from her mother for at least a week*
She was separated from her father for at least a week*
She acquired a new parent*
She had a new brother or sister
She was admitted to hospital
She changed carer/care giver
She was separated from someone else*
She started a new creche or nursery
Something else*
If yes, to any marked *,
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please give details below:

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SECTION E: MILESTONES
Below is a list of things which children gradually learn to do as they get older. Some of them your child may be doing and others she won't have started yet. Please indicate which she is doing:
-

1 - Yes, can do well

2 - Yes, does but not very well

3 - Has not yet done

She is able to drink from a cup
She shows what she wants without crying for it
She copies me doing the housework
She can put on a T-shirt by herself
She helps in the house with simple tasks
She can take off her clothes with help
She can put her shoes on (without fastening them)
She can wash and dry her hands
She can brush her teeth (with help)
She can get dressed without any help
She eats with a spoon and/or fork
She plays card games or board games
She prepares breakfast cereal to eat
Below is a list of things which children gradually learn to do as they get older. Some of them your child may be doing and others she won't have started yet. Please indicate which she is doing:
-

1 - Yes, can do well

2 - Yes, does but not very well

3 - Has not yet done

She can hold a pencil and scribble
She can copy a vertical line with a pencil
She can wiggle her thumb
She can copy a circle and draw it more or less
She can bang together two objects that she is holding
She grabs objects using the whole hand
She can pick up a small object using finger and thumb only
She will turn the pages of a book
She can build a tower putting one object on top of another
She can build a tower of 4 bricks
She can build a tower of 6 bricks
She can build a tower of 8 bricks
She can fit shapes in a board
She can thread beads on a string
She can use her right hand to draw
She can use her left hand to draw
Below is a list of things which children gradually learn to do as they get older. Some of them your child may be doing and others she won't have started yet. Please indicate which she is doing:
-

1 - Yes, can do well

2 - Yes, does but not very well

3 - Has not yet done

She can walk
She can walk backwards 5 steps
From a standing position she can bend down and return to standing
She runs
She can walk up steps
She can kick a ball
She can throw a ball
She can jump up and down
She can balance on one foot for at least one second
She can hop
She can walk on tiptoe

Are you worried about any aspects of your child's growth and development? her speech

1
Yes I am worried
2
No not worried

Are you worried about any aspects of your child's growth and development? her weight

1
Yes I am worried
2
No not worried

Are you worried about any aspects of your child's growth and development? her height

1
Yes I am worried
2
No not worried

Are you worried about any aspects of your child's growth and development? her behaviour

1
Yes I am worried
2
No not worried

Are you worried about any aspects of your child's growth and development? her general development

1
Yes I am worried
2
No not worried
If yes, to any of these,
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please describe what worries you:

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This is confidential information, so we cannot make any response to what you put. If you are worried about your child's development we suggest you contact your family doctor or your health visitor.
SECTION F:

This questionnaire was completed by: mother

1
Yes
2
No

This questionnaire was completed by: father

1
Yes
2
No

This questionnaire was completed by: other (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

Please give the date on which you completed this questionnaire:

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Please give the date of birth of your child:

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

Space for any additional comments you would like to make

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NB Please remember that we cannot respond personally to your comments unless they are signed.
When completed, please return the questionnaire to: Dr. Jean Golding, Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC, Institute of Child Health, 24, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol. BS8 1BR. Tel: Bristol 256260
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MY STUDY DAUGHTER
This questionnaire asks about your child since she was 18 months old. We are interested to know about her health and behaviour and how she gets on with other children. Your answers will help us to understand the developing child and to identify problems that children and their parents have.
This questionnaire is like the other questionnaires you have received. To answer simply tick the box which best describes your child or your child's situation. Again some questions will seem similar but they are not the same. Please answer all questions that you can. If you cannot answer any question or if they do not apply to you please put a line through them. There are no right or wrong answers. Please just describe what happens in your situation. You may make additional comments at the end. All answers are confidential.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP

SECTION A: YOUR CHILD'S HEALTH

How would you assess the health of your child now? in the past month
1
very healthy, no problems
2
healthy, but a few minor problems
3
sometimes quite ill
4
almost always unwell
How would you assess the health of your child now? in the past year
1
very healthy, no problems
2
healthy, but a few minor problems
3
sometimes quite ill
4
almost always unwell

How many of the following immunisations has she had?

Number
How many
BCG (for tuberculosis)
DTP or Triple (includes whooping cough)
DT (without whooping cough)
Polio
MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
Hib (Haemophylus influenzae B - for meningitis)
How many of the following immunisations has she had? Other (please describe)
How many
Other
Did she have a temperature or was she unwell after any immunisation?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A3 on page 4
which immunisation:
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how old was she? ... years or ... months
Age in years
Age in months
how long after the immunisation did this start?
1
under 3 hours
2
3-24 hours
3
1-2 days
4
3-6 days
5
1 week or more
9
don't know
how was she affected?
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Has she had fluoride supplements since she was 18 months old?
1
Yes
2
No
9
Not known
If no or not known go to A4a
for how long did she have them?
1
less than 1 month
2
1-2 months
3
3-5 months
4
6-11 months
5
more than 12 months
9
don't know
How old was she when she last had fluoride supplements? ... months old
Age in months
Since your child was 18 months old, has the doctor been called to your home because she was unwell?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A5 below
how many times?
1
once
2
twice
3
3-4 times
4
5 or more

Has she had any of the following since she was 18 months old?

-

1 - Yes and saw a doctor

2 - Yes but did not see doctor

3 - No did not have

diarrhoea
blood in the stools
vomiting
cough
high temperature
snuffles/cold
ear ache
ear discharge (pus not wax)
convulsions/fits
stomach ache(s)
rash
wheezing
breathlessness
episodes of stopping breathing
an accident
headache(s)
Has she had any of the following since she was 18 months old? other (please tick and describe)
1
Yes and saw a doctor
2
Yes but did not see doctor
3
No did not have
Other
Has your child been admitted to hospital since she was 18 months old?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A7 on page 6
how many times?
How many

please describe for each admission:

Age of child (months) Reason for admission No. of nights child stayed
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1
2
3
How often did you see her while she was in hospital? 1st admission
1
Not at all
2
Quite often
3
Every day
4
Stayed in the hospital with the child
How often did you see her while she was in hospital? 2nd admission
1
Not at all
2
Quite often
3
Every day
4
Stayed in the hospital with the child
How often did you see her while she was in hospital? 3rd admission
1
Not at all
2
Quite often
3
Every day
4
Stayed in the hospital with the child
Has she had any of the following? hernia repair
1
Yes
2
No
Has she had any of the following? operation for squint
1
Yes
2
No
Has she had any of the following? tubes (grommets) put in her ears
1
Yes
2
No
Has she had any of the following? other (please describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other
Since she was 18 months old has she had any periods when there was wheezing with whistling on her chest when she breathed?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A8g on page 7
How many separate times has this happened since she was 18 months old?
1
once
2
twice
3
3-4 times
4
5 or more times
9
don't know
How many days altogether would you say she had wheezed since she was 18 months old?
1
one day
2
2-3 days
3
4-9 days
4
10-19 days
5
20 or more days
9
don't know
Was she breathless during any of these times?
1
Yes for all
2
Yes for some
3
No not at all
Did she have a fever during any of these times?
1
Yes for all
2
Yes for some
3
No not at all
What do you think brings them on? chest infection or bronchitis
1
Yes
2
No
What do you think brings them on? being in a smoky room
1
Yes
2
No
What do you think brings them on? cold weather
1
Yes
2
No
What do you think brings them on? no idea
1
Yes
2
No
What do you think brings them on? other (please describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other
Have any of your other children had spells of wheezing with whistling on the chest?
1
Yes
2
No
7
have no other children
Has your child had an itchy, dry skin rash in the joints and creases of her body (e.g. behind the knees, elbows, under the arms) since she was 18 months old?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A10a below
how bad was this?
1
very bad
2
quite bad
3
mild
4
no problem
does she have this sort of rash now?
1
Yes
2
No
did the rash ever become sore and oozy?
1
Yes
2
No
was it made worse by irritants such as bubble bath, soap, wool or nylon clothing?
1
Yes
2
No
Has she had an itchy, dry rash on her hands?
1
Yes
2
No
Has she had an itchy, dry rash on her feet?
1
Yes
2
No
please describe which parts of her feet
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does her skin get itchy when she gets sweaty? (e.g. in a hot room or when she has been playing?)
1
Yes
2
No
has she ever had a reaction (e.g. redness or itching) which you thought was due to some food that she had eaten?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A11a on page 8
please describe the food(s)
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how long after the food was eaten did the reaction appear?
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where was the reaction?
1
mouth
2
other part (say where)
Other
Has she had vomiting spells since she was 18 months old?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A12 below
How many times?
1
once
2
twice
3
3-9 times
4
10 or more times
Have these been associated with: diarrhoea
1
Always
2
Frequently
3
Sometimes
4
Rarely
5
Never
Have these been associated with: chestiness (wheezing or coughing or grunting)
1
Always
2
Frequently
3
Sometimes
4
Rarely
5
Never
Nowadays how many motions (or dirty nappies) a day (24 hours) does she usually have?
1
4 or more times
2
2 - 3 times
3
once a day
4
once in 2-4 days
5
once a week
9
can't say
Nowadays how often are her stools: hard
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
Nowadays how often are her stools: soft
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
Nowadays how often are her stools: curdy (i.e. solid & liquid)
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
Nowadays how often are her stools: liquid
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
Nowadays how often are her stools: green
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
Nowadays how often are her stools: brown
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
Nowadays how often are her stools: black
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
Nowadays how often are her stools: yellow
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
Since she was 18 months old has she had diarrhoea or gastro-enteritis?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A15a on page 10
how many times?
How many
how many days did the worst attack last?
How many
Did you: call the doctor to come to your home
1
Yes
2
No
Did you: go to your doctor
1
Yes
2
No
Did you: treat it yourself
1
Yes
2
No
Did you: other (please describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other
Did you continue feeding as usual?
1
Yes
2
No
If yes, go to A14f on page 10
how long was normal feeding disturbed?
1
less than 1 day
2
1 day
3
2 days
4
3-4 days
5
5 or more days
Was the child treated with an oral rehydration solution?
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
If no or don't know go to A14g below
give type if known:
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how long was the solution given?
1
less than 1 day
2
1 day
3
2 days
4
3-4 days
5
5 or more days
What other treatment was given?
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Since she was 18 months old has your child ever had a time when she has coughed off and on for at least 2 days?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A16 below
how many times has this happened in the past 18 months?
1
once
2
twice
3
3-9 times
4
10 or more times
did she have a fever at any of these times?
1
Yes for all
2
Yes for some
3
No not at all
did she have a runny nose during any of these spells?
1
Yes for all
2
Yes for some
3
No not at all
The following questions are about your child's ears or hearing.
Nowadays, does your child listen to people or to things that happen nearby:
1
Yes usually
2
Yes often
3
Sometimes
4
Usually not
9
Don't know
Does she turn her head towards sounds?
1
only to very loud sounds
2
yes usually
3
yes sometimes
4
never turns towards sounds
9
don't know
During or after a cold, is her hearing worse than usual?
1
yes much worse
2
yes a little worse
3
no, about the same
7
has never had a cold
9
don't know
During a cold, is the dripping (discharge) from her nose:
7
Hasn't had a cold

During a cold, is the dripping (discharge) from her nose:

-

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

clear
slightly white in colour
thick heavy yellow and/or green in colour (catarrh)
very little discharge occurs at all
Does she pull, scratch or poke at her ears?
1
quite often
2
only at times when poorly, fretful, or in pain
3
hardly ever
9
don't know
Do her ears go red and look sore for a long time? (Remember - an ear that has just been slept on may look red for a short time.)
1
quite often
2
only at times when poorly, fretful, or in pain
3
hardly ever
9
don't know
Has pus or a sticky mucus (not ear wax) ever leaked out of her ear?
1
never
2
once
3
more than once
4
don't know
Does she breathe through her mouth rather than through her nose?
1
all the time
2
much of the time
3
rarely
4
never
9
don't know
Does she snore for more than a few minutes at a time?
1
most nights
2
quite often
3
only rarely
9
don't know
When she is asleep, does she seem to stop breathing or hold her breath for several seconds at a time?
1
yes, often
2
yes, sometimes
3
no
9
don't know
Have there been times when she seems to have had a pain in her stomach since she was 18 months old?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A18a below
How many separate times has this happened in the past 18 months?
1
once
2
twice
3
3-4 times
4
5 or more times
9
don't know
Since she was 1 year old has she had any form of convulsion, fit, seizure or other turn in which consciousness was lost or any part of the body made an abnormal movement?
1
Yes
2
No
9
Not known
If no, or not known go to A19 on page 15
Please describe the first attack since her 1st birthday:
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Did the child have a high temperature at the time?
1
Yes
2
No
9
Not known
How old was she at the time?
1
12-17 months
2
18-23 months
3
2 years old
4
3 years old
How many attacks has she had?
1
one
2
two
3
3-4
4
5 or more

By whom was the child seen for the attack(s) (tick all that apply)

-

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

G.P. at home
G.P. at surgery
hospital outpatients
admitted to hospital
What investigations, if any, have been carried out?
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How did later attacks differ from the first one?
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What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) febrile convulsions
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) fainting and blackouts
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) epilepsy
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) breath holding
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) reaction to immunisation
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
What were these thought to be due to? (Tick all that apply) other (please specify)
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
Other
Has she ever had any of the following infections? measles
1
Yes
2
No
Has she ever had any of the following infections? chicken pox
1
Yes
2
No
Has she ever had any of the following infections? mumps
1
Yes
2
No
Has she ever had any of the following infections? meningitis
1
Yes
2
No
Has she ever had any of the following infections? cold sores
1
Yes
2
No
Has he ever had any of the following infections? other infection (please describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other

Approximately how many times in the last 12 months has:

-
How many
the family doctor come to your home because she was ill?
the family doctor seen her in the surgery because she was unwell?
a doctor seen her for a routine check?

SECTION B: SLEEPING AND CRYING

Does your child have a regular sleeping routine?
1
Yes
2
No
How many hours sleep does she usually have during the day time?
1
none
2
less than 1 hour
3
1-2 hrs
4
more than 2 hours
9
don't know
Normally what time in the evening does your child go to sleep?
Generic time
What time does she normally wake up in the morning?
Generic time
How often during the night does she usually wake? ... times
How many
How often during the day does she usually sleep? ... times
How many
In which room does the child usually sleep? When you put her down at night
1
in her own room on her own
2
in a room with other children
3
in your bedroom
4
in a room with other adults
5
other place (please describe)
Other
In which room does the child usually sleep? When she wakes in the morning from her night sleep
1
in her own room on her own
2
in a room with other children
3
in your bedroom
4
in a room with other adults
5
other place (please describe)
Other
Does the child sleep on her own most nights or does she share a bed or cot? When you put her down
1
in her own bed/cot
2
in bed/cot with other children
3
in your bed with you
4
in bed with other adult
5
other place (please describe)
Other
Does the child sleep on her own most nights or does she share a bed or cot? When she wakes in the morning from her night sleep
1
in her own bed/cot
2
in bed/cot with other children
3
in your bed with you
4
in bed with other adult
5
other place (please describe)
Other
How does she usually sleep?
1
on her back
2
on her side
3
on her front
4
varies

In the room where the child sleeps most of the night:

-

1 - Yes always

2 - Yes sometimes

3 - No not at all

is the heating on at night?
is there a window open at night?
does she sleep with a duvet?
does she have an electric blanket
does she sleep with a pillow?
Do you feel her sleep pattern is:
1
better than other children of the same age
2
same as other children of the same age
3
worse than other children of the same age
9
don't know

In the past year has your child regularly:

-

1 - Yes, but did not worry me

2 - Yes, worried me a a bit

3 - Yes, worried me greatly

4 - No, did not happen

refused to go to bed
woken very early
had difficulty going to sleep
had nightmares
continued to get up after being put to bed
woken in the night
got up after only a few hours sleep
Compared with other children would you describe the amount of time your child cries as:
1
more than other children
2
the same as other children
3
less than other children
9
don't know
All children cry. Some children also fuss and whine. How often does your child whine?
1
for long periods each day
2
for a short while each day
3
a number of times during the week
4
sometimes
5
never or hardly ever
How often does your child cry for no particular reason:
1
very often
2
quite often
3
sometimes
4
never or hardly ever
Can you usually calm your child when she cries?
1
no
2
yes, usually fairly easily
3
yes, but it takes a while
4
yes, after much effort
5
child never cries
Do you feel that your child's crying is a problem?
1
Yes
2
No
How often do you use sweets or other foods to stop her crying or fussing?
1
at least once a day
2
several times a week
3
infrequently
4
never
what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? sweets
1
Yes
2
No
what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? chocolates
1
Yes
2
No
what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? crisps
1
Yes
2
No
what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? fruit
1
Yes
2
No
what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? milk
1
Yes
2
No
What food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? other drink
1
Yes
2
No
what food do you use to stop her crying or fussing? other food (please describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other

SECTION C: YOU AND YOUR CHILD

Do you ever have a battle of wills with your child?
1
never
2
rarely
3
sometimes
4
frequently
If never, go to C2 below
What are they usually about:
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Who most often wins?
1
me
2
my toddler
3
about even
4
neither of us
How often does he refuse to go to bed?
1
most of the time
2
often
3
at times
4
rarely
5
never
How often does she have temper tantrums?
1
more than once a day
2
most days
3
at least once a week
4
less than once a week
5
never
If never, go to C4 on page 21
Do they occur because of: failure to get what she wants
1
Yes
2
No
Do they occur because of: failure to make herself understood
1
Yes
2
No
Do they occur because of: reaction to being corrected
1
Yes
2
No
Do they occur because of: no particular reason
1
Yes
2
No
Do they occur because of: other (please describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other

When she has temper tantrums how often do you:

-

1 - Often

2 - Sometimes

3 - Never

ignore it, let her get it out of her system
send her away for 'time out' eg. send her to her bedroom
try to hold and cuddle her
try to reason with her
leave it for someone else to cope with
try to distract her
When she has temper tantrums how often do you: other (please tick and describe)
1
Often
2
Sometimes
3
Never
Other
How often does she do the following: repeatedly rocks head or body
1
Once a week or more
2
Less than once a week
3
Never
How often does she do the following: has a tic or twitch
1
Once a week or more
2
Less than once a week
3
Never
How often does she do the following: has other unusual behaviour (please describe)
1
Once a week or more
2
Less than once a week
3
Never
Other
About how often do you take her to: local shops
1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never
About how often do you take her to: department store
1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never
About how often do you take her to: supermarket
1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never
About how often do you take her to: park or playground
1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never
About how often do you take her to: visits to friends or family
1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never
About how often do you take her to: library
1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never
About how often do you take her to: places of interest (e.g. Zoo)
1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never
About how often do you take her to: places of entertainment (e.g. funfair)
1
Nearly every day
2
Once a week
3
Once a month
4
A few times per year
5
Never
Please tick which is appropriate for your child:
1
she wanders further than I like
2
she never leaves me
3
neither of above
How much choice do you allow her in deciding what foods she eats at meals?
1
she can choose from any food available
2
she is given a choice from a few alternatives that I select
3
I decide what she will eat
7
I am never in charge of preparing her meals
Do you allow her to choose what clothes she will wear?
1
she always takes part in choosing
2
she has some choice
3
I decide what she will wear
7
I am never responsible for dressing her
Does your child have: cuddly toys
1
Yes
2
No
Does your child have: push or pull toys
1
Yes
2
No
Does your child have: co-ordination toys (eg. set of blocks, shape posting box, stacking cups)
1
Yes
2
No
Does your child have: jigsaw puzzle
1
Yes
2
No
About how many books does she have of her own?
1
none
2
1 - 2 books
3
3 - 9 books
4
10 or more
Do you try to teach your child?
1
no, she is too young
2
no, I do not have time
3
yes, sometimes
4
yes, often
If no, go to C12 on page 24
which things do you try to teach? colours
1
Yes
2
No
which things do you try to teach? alphabet
1
Yes
2
No
which things do you try to teach? numbers
1
Yes
2
No
which things do you try to teach? nursery rhymes
1
Yes
2
No
which things do you try to teach? songs
1
Yes
2
No
which things do you try to teach? shapes and sizes
1
Yes
2
No
which things do you try to teach? politeness (e.g. 'please', 'thank you')
1
Yes
2
No
which things do you try to teach? others (please describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other
How often do you talk to her while you do housework or are occupied in some other way?
1
never
2
rarely
3
sometimes
4
often
5
always
When do you have the television on?
1
all day
2
most of the day
3
mornings only
4
afternoons only
5
evenings only
6
not at all
7
do not have a TV
Does your child watch television?
1
yes, but only while playing
2
yes, concentrates and tries to understand
3
no, she ignores it
4
no, she is never allowed to see it
7
do not have a TV
what programmes does she see? children's programmes
1
Yes
2
No
what programmes does she see? other programmes
1
Yes
2
No
what programmes does she see? children's videos
1
Yes
2
No
what programmes does she see? other videos
1
Yes
2
No
How often does she play with other children (other than brothers or sisters)?
1
every day
2
2-6 times a week
3
once a week
4
less than once a week
5
never

When you and your child meet again after being apart for an hour or more, how often does she:

-

1 - always

2 - sometimes

3 - hardly ever

move away, avoid looking at you
push you away
run to you for a hug or cuddle
Many children have particular types of activities that they prefer or toys they play with.

How often has your daughter played with the following in the past month:

-

1 - Never

2 - Hardly ever

3 - Sometimes

4 - Often

5 - Very often

Guns (or objects used as guns)
Jewellery
Tool set
Dolls
Trains, cars or aeroplanes
Swords (or objects used as swords)
Tea set

How often in the past month has she done the following:

-

1 - Never

2 - Hardly ever

3 - Sometimes

4 - Often

5 - Very often

Played house (e.g. cleaning, cooking)
Played with girls
Pretended to be a female person (e.g. a princess)
Pretended to be a male character (e.g. a soldier)
Played at fighting
Played at being a mother or father
Played ball games
Climbed (fence, tree, climbing frame)
Played at looking after babies
Showed interest in real cars, trains and aeroplanes
Dressed up in girlish clothes
Played with boys
How often does she: Like to explore new surroundings
1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often
How often does she: Enjoy rough and tumble play
1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often
How often does she: Show interest in spiders, insects or snakes
1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often
How often does she: Avoid getting dirty
1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often
How often does she: Like pretty things
1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often
How often does she: Avoid taking risks
1
Never
2
Hardly ever
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Very often
Do you feel that she dominates the household?
1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all
Do you start by being firm but then give way?
1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all
Space for comments:
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SECTION D: UPSETTING EVENTS

Below are listed some events that might upset some children. Please state whether any of these happened since she was 18 months old.

-

1 - Yes and she was very upset

2 - Yes and she was quite upset

3 - Yes and she was a bit upset

4 - Yes but she wasn't upset

5 - No did not happen

She was taken into care*
A pet died
She moved home
She had a shock or fright*
She was physically hurt by someone*
She was sexually abused*
She was separated from her mother for at least a week*
She was separated from her father for at least a week*
She acquired a new parent*
She had a new brother or sister
She was admitted to hospital
She changed carer/care giver
She was separated from someone else*
She started a new creche or nursery
Something else*
please give details below:
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SECTION E: MILESTONES

Below is a list of things which children gradually learn to do as they get older. Some of them your child may be doing and others she won't have started yet. Please indicate which she is doing:

-

1 - Yes, can do well

2 - Yes, does but not very well

3 - Has not yet done

She is able to drink from a cup
She shows what she wants without crying for it
She copies me doing the housework
She can put on a T-shirt by herself
She helps in the house with simple tasks
She can take off her clothes with help
She can put her shoes on (without fastening them)
She can wash and dry her hands
She can brush her teeth (with help)
She can get dressed without any help
She eats with a spoon and/or fork
She plays card games or board games
She prepares breakfast cereal to eat

Below is a list of things which children gradually learn to do as they get older. Some of them your child may be doing and others she won't have started yet. Please indicate which she is doing:

-

1 - Yes, can do well

2 - Yes, does but not very well

3 - Has not yet done

She can hold a pencil and scribble
She can copy a vertical line with a pencil
She can wiggle her thumb
She can copy a circle and draw it more or less
She can bang together two objects that she is holding
She grabs objects using the whole hand
She can pick up a small object using finger and thumb only
She will turn the pages of a book
She can build a tower putting one object on top of another
She can build a tower of 4 bricks
She can build a tower of 6 bricks
She can build a tower of 8 bricks
She can fit shapes in a board
She can thread beads on a string
She can use her right hand to draw
She can use her left hand to draw

Below is a list of things which children gradually learn to do as they get older. Some of them your child may be doing and others she won't have started yet. Please indicate which she is doing:

-

1 - Yes, can do well

2 - Yes, does but not very well

3 - Has not yet done

She can walk
She can walk backwards 5 steps
From a standing position she can bend down and return to standing
She runs
She can walk up steps
She can kick a ball
She can throw a ball
She can jump up and down
She can balance on one foot for at least one second
She can hop
She can walk on tiptoe
Are you worried about any aspects of your child's growth and development? her speech
1
Yes I am worried
2
No not worried
Are you worried about any aspects of your child's growth and development? her weight
1
Yes I am worried
2
No not worried
Are you worried about any aspects of your child's growth and development? her height
1
Yes I am worried
2
No not worried
Are you worried about any aspects of your child's growth and development? her behaviour
1
Yes I am worried
2
No not worried
Are you worried about any aspects of your child's growth and development? her general development
1
Yes I am worried
2
No not worried
please describe what worries you:
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This is confidential information, so we cannot make any response to what you put. If you are worried about your child's development we suggest you contact your family doctor or your health visitor.

SECTION F:

This questionnaire was completed by: mother
1
Yes
2
No
This questionnaire was completed by: father
1
Yes
2
No
This questionnaire was completed by: other (please describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other
Please give the date on which you completed this questionnaire:
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Please give the date of birth of your child:
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP
Space for any additional comments you would like to make
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NB Please remember that we cannot respond personally to your comments unless they are signed.
When completed, please return the questionnaire to: Dr. Jean Golding, Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC, Institute of Child Health, 24, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol. BS8 1BR. Tel: Bristol 256260