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A TODDLER IN THE HOUSE (FOR PARTNERS)
This questionnaire is for the parent who is less involved in the day to day care of your toddler. Usually this will be the father.
This questionnaire asks about your lifestyle now that you have a toddler. Its purpose is to find out the role partners have in bringing up a toddler and any problems they might find. Your answers will help us to identify problems which may be changed by alterations in the healthcare system.
It asks you a number of questions ab out yourself and about bringing up a toddler. To answer you simply tick the box which is most accurate in your opinion.
Please answer all questions if you can, even if some are similar to those you may have answered before. If you cannot answer a question or if it does not apply to you, put a line through it. There are no good or bad answers. Just tell us what you think. All answers are confidential.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP
SECTION A: YOUR HEALTH

Which of the following would you say describes your health now?

1
fit and well
2
mostly well and healthy
3
often feel unwell
4
hardly ever feel well
Have you had any of the following since your toddler was 8 months old?
-
anxiety or 'nerves'
depression
headache or migraine
back ache
indigestion
cough or cold
haemorrhoids/piles
influenza
wheezing
bronchitis
stomach ulcer
eczema
psoriasis
arthritis
rheumatism
urinary infection

Have you had any of the following since your toddler was 8 months old? other problems (please describe)

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Other
Since your toddler was 8 months old how often have you taken the following?
-
sleeping pills
vitamins
cannabis/marihuana
tranquillisers
pills for depression
antibiotics
painkillers (aspirin, paracetamol, etc)
amphetamines or other stimulants
iron
heroin, methadone, crack, cocaine
anticonvulsants
steroids

Since your toddler was 8 months old how often have you taken the following? other pill, medicine, treatment, drug or medicine (please describe each and state how frequently taken)

1
Every day
2
Often
3
Sometimes
4
Rarely
5
Not at all
Other

In the past year have you used any homeopathic medicine?

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

was it prescribed by:

1
your GP
2
specialist homeopathic doctor
3
qualified lay homeopath
4
chemist
5
family, friend, neighbour
6
yourself
7
other (please describe)
Other

If you are ill do you take any homeopathic medicine?

1
yes usually
2
yes sometimes
3
yes occasionally
4
yes, only once or twice
5
no, never
Please name all the medicines, pills and ointments that you have taken in the past month:
What did you take: About how many days did you take or use it? How often per day?
Generic textHow manyHow many Generic textHow manyHow many Generic textHow manyHow many
1
2
3
4
5
(If more than 5, please continue on a separate sheet)

Since your toddler was 8 months old have you had to go and stay in hospital?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A8 on page 7
If yes,
qc_A7_a == 1

how many times?

How many
Please describe for each admission.
How old was your study child? ... months What were the reasons for your admission? (please describe) How long did you stay? ... days
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1st admission
2nd admission
3rd admission
In the past month, how often have the following occurred:
-
backache
headaches or migraines
urinary infection
nausea
vomiting
diarrhoea
haemorrhoids or piles
feeling weepy/tearful
feeling irritable
feeling exhausted
varicose veins
passing urine very often
problem holding urine when you jump, sneeze etc
indigestion
feeling dizzy/fainting
flashing lights/spots before eyes
shoulder ache
tingling in hands/fingers
tingling in feet/toes
neck ache
feeling depressed

In the past month, how often have the following occurred: In the past month: other problem (please describe)

1
Almost all the time
2
Sometimes
3
Once only
4
Not at all
Other

How often are you having sexual intercourse now?

1
not at all
2
less than once a month
3
1-3 times a month
4
about once a week
5
2-4 times a week
6
5 or more times a week

Is this as often as before your partner became pregnant with your toddler?

1
more often
2
about as often
3
less often
SECTION B: BEING A PARENT
Below are some opinions that some people have about being a parent.
Please indicate what your feelings are:

The best way to calm a child is to cuddle him/her

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

Toddlers should be allowed to eat whenever they ask for food

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

There are times when a child's continuous whining can make a parent want to hit him/her

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

Parenthood is something a man learns naturally

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

Having a young child is absolutely exhausting

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

Toddlers are fun

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

A smack is the best way to discipline a child

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

Parents can feel exasperated when they want to calm the child down and nothing works

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I really love my toddler

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I am glad that we had this child when we did

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

My toddler never gets on my nerves

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
The following statements are about how you may feel about your child.

I really cannot bear it when my child cries

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I don't mind the mess that surrounds a toddler

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I am afraid to be left alone with the toddler because I think I might be violent

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

It is a great pleasure to watch my child grow

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I feel desperate when my child goes on complaining and being difficult

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I often worry whether my child is eating enough

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

My child's demands sometimes bring intense feelings of anger

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

Trying to get my child to eat the right food makes me very anxious

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I feel pretty sure that I'm doing the right thing for my child

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I feel anxious if someone else is looking after my child

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

My child gives me great joy

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
The following statements are about the help and support you have.

I have no one to share my feelings with

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

My partner provides the emotional support I need

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I believe in moments of difficulty my neighbours would help me

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I'm worried that my partner might leave me

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

There is always someone with whom I can share my happiness and excitement about my child

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

If I feel tired I can rely on my partner to take over

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

If I was in financial difficulty I know my family would help if they could

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

If I was in financial difficulty I know my friends would help if they could

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

If all else fails I know the state will support and assist me

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
SECTION C: YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Excluding your partner and children, how many of your relatives and your partner's relatives do you see at least twice a year?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

About how many friends do you have, (people you know more than just casually)?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

Overall, would you say you belong to a close circle of friends - a group of people who keep in close

touch with each other - or not?

1
Yes
2
No

How many people are there (including your partner) that you can talk about personal problems?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

How many people (including your partner) talk to you about their personal problems or their private

feelings?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

If you have to make an important decision, how many people (including your partner) are there with

whom you can discuss it?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

How many people are there among your family and friends from whom you could borrow 100 if you

needed to?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

How many of your family and friends would help you in times of trouble?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

During the last month, how many times did you get together with one or more friends?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

During the last month, how many times did you get together with one or more of your relatives or your partner's relatives?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
SECTION D: YOUR FEELINGS
The questions in this section ask you about your feelings and the way you behave. You have answered these questions in other questionnaires, but you might be feeling differently now.
Please indicate the way you feel.

Do you feel upset for no obvious reason?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you get troubled by dizziness or shortness of breath?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Have you felt as though you might faint?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel sick or have indigestion?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel that life is too much effort?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel uneasy and restless?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel tingling or prickling sensations in your body, arms or legs?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you regret much of your past behaviour?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you sometimes feel panicky?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you find that you have little or no appetite?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you wake unusually early in the morning even when you haven't been woken by the baby?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you worry a lot?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel tired or exhausted?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you experience long periods of sadness?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel strung-up inside?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Can you go to sleep alright?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you ever have the feeling you are going to pieces?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you have excessive sweating or fluttering of the heart

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you find yourself needing to cry?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you have bad dreams which upset you when you wake up?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you lose the ability to feel sympathy for others?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Can you think as quickly as you used to?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you have to make a special effort to face up to a crisis or difficulty?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Your feelings in the past week.

I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things:

1
As much as I always could
2
Not quite so much now
3
Definitely not so much now
4
Not at all

I have looked forward with enjoyment to things:

1
As much as I ever did
2
Rather less than I used to
3
Definitely less than I used to
4
Hardly at all

I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, some of the time
3
Not very often
4
Never

I have been anxious or worried for no good reason:

1
No, not at all
2
Hardly ever
3
Yes, sometimes
4
Yes, often
In the past week:

I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason:

1
Yes, quite a lot
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not much
4
No, not at all

Things have been getting on top of me:

1
Yes, most of the time I haven't been able to cope
2
Yes, sometimes I haven't been coping as well as usual
3
No, most of the time I have coped quite well
4
No, I have been coping as well as ever

I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, sometimes
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all

I have felt sad or miserable:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all
In the past week:

I have been so unhappy that I have been crying:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Only occasionally
4
Never

The thought of harming myself has occurred to me:

1
Yes, quite often
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

On the whole are there more good days than bad?

1
Yes, more good days
2
About half and half
3
No, more bad days
SECTION E: RECENT EVENTS
Listed below are a number of events which may have brought changes in your life. Have any of these occurred since the baby was 8 months old? If so, please assess how much effect it had on you.

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner died

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: One of your children died

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: A friend or relative died

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: One of your children was ill

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was ill

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: A friend or relative was ill

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You were admitted to hospital

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You were in trouble with the law

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You were divorced

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You found that your partner didn't want your child

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You were very ill

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner lost her job

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner had problems at work

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You had problems at work

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You lost your job

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner went away

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was in trouble with the law

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You and your partner separated

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your income was reduced

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You argued with your partner

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You argued with your family and friends

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You moved house

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was physically cruel to you

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You became homeless

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You had a major financial problem

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You got married

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was physically cruel to your children

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You were physically cruel to your children

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You attempted suicide

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You were convicted of an offence

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner became pregnant

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You started a new job

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You returned to work

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner had a miscarriage

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner had an abortion

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You took an examination

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was emotionally cruel to you

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was emotionally cruel to your children

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You were emotionally cruel to your children

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your house or car was burgled

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner started a new job

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: A pet died

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was 8 months old: You had an accident (please describe)

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
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Is there anything else which is not on the list which has concerned you or required additional effort from you to cope in the last year?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to section F on page 22
If yes,
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please describe :

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How did this affect you?

1
a lot
2
moderately
3
mildly
4
not at all
SECTION F: YOUR PARTNER
The section below is concerned with your relationship with your partner. (The partner will be referred to as 'she', although the questions refer to all partners.)

How would you assess your partner's physical health

1
always fit and well
2
mostly well and healthy
3
often feels unwell
4
hardly ever feels well

How would you rate her on these characteristics? helpful, co-operative

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate her on these characteristics? quiet, reserved

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate her on these characteristics? unreliable

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate her on these characteristics? sociable, outgoing

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate her on these characteristics? dominating, assertive

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate her on these characteristics? understanding

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate her on these characteristics? quick-tempered, easily upset

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate her on these characteristics? cheerful, easygoing

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

Who does these various household tasks? shopping for groceries

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
7
Someone else

Who does these various household tasks? cooking

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
7
Someone else

Who does these various household tasks? cleaning house

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
7
Someone else

Who does these various household tasks? repairs in home

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
7
Someone else

Who does these various household tasks? looking after children

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
7
Someone else

Who decides: how to spend free time

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both together
7
Someone else

Who decides: how much to see family or friends

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both together
7
Someone else

Who decides: when to do repairs or redecorate

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both together
7
Someone else

Who decides: how we should spend our money

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both together
7
Someone else
People vary greatly in the amount they are satisfied or dissatisfied with their relationship. How do you feel about the following aspects of your life together?
-
handling family finances
demonstrations of affection
sex
amount of time spent together
making major decisions
household tasks
leisure time interests & activities

How often recently have you been irritable with your partner?

1
not at all
2
less than once a week
3
1-2 times a week
4
3-6 times a week
5
every day

How often has she been irritable with you?

1
not at all
2
less than once a week
3
1-2 times a week
4
3-6 times a week
5
every day

How many arguments or disagreements have you and your partner had in the past three months?

1
none
2
1-3
3
4-7
4
8-13
5
14 or more
In the past months, have any of these happened in anger?
-
not speaking to partner for more than half an hour
one of you walking out of the house
shouting at partner and/ or calling partner names
hitting or slapping partner
throwing or breaking things
In the past three months how often have you done these things with your partner?
-
gone out for a meal
gone out for a drink
visited friends
visited family
gone to the cinema or theatre

How many evenings a month do you go out and do things on your own or with your own friends?

1
none
2
once
3
2-3 times
4
4-7 times
5
8 or more times

How many times a month does your partner go out and do things on her own or with friends?

1
none
2
once
3
2-3 times
4
4-7 times
5
8 or more times
How often in a week, on average, would you and your partner:
-
discuss work or how the day has gone
laugh together
calmly talk over something (eg. the news, a hobby or interest)
kiss or hug
make plans
talk over feelings or worries

Which of the following statements about alcohol best applies to your partner:

1
Never drinks alcohol
2
Very occasionally (less than once a week)
3
Occasionally (at least once a week)
4
Drinks 1-2 glasses* every day
5
Drinks 3-9 glasses* every day
6
Drinks at least 10 glasses* a day
9
Don't know
[*by glass we mean a pub measure (1oz) of spirits or 1/2 pint (1/4 litre) of beer or cider, a wine glass of wine, etc]

How many days in the past month do you think she had the equivalent of 2 pints of beer, 4 glasses of wine or 4 pub measures of spirit?

1
every day
2
more than 10 days
3
5-10 days
4
3-4 days
5
1-2 days
6
none
9
don't know
SECTION G: YOUR OCCUPATION AND LIFESTYLE

Compared with other parents of your age, would you consider yourself to be:

1
much more active
2
somewhat more active
3
about the same
4
somewhat less active
5
much less active

At least once a week do you engage in any regular activity like brisk walking, jogging, cycling, etc. long enough to work up a sweat?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to G3 below
If yes,
qc_G2_a == 1

how many days a week: ... days

How many
As far as you can, please describe your actual job, occupation, trade or profession. (Use precise terms such as radio mechanic, woodworking machinist, toolroom foreman. If the occupation is known by a special name, please use that name. If in H.M. Forces, give the rank in addition to the actual job. Please also describe the type of industry or service given: i.e. give details of what is made, materials used, or services given).
Your present job or last main job.

Actual job, occupation, trade or profession

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Please tick which of the following apply to you:

1
foreman
2
manager
3
supervisor
4
leading hand
5
self-employed
6
none of these

Type of industry or service given (main things done in job):

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How would you describe the physical effort you need for your current job?

1
very little effort, mostly sitting
2
some physical effort
3
quite a lot of physical effort
4
considerable physical effort
7
don't have a job
If don't have a job to question G3d Go to G9 page 29
qc_G3_d == 7

How many cigarettes per day do you currently smoke?

30
30+
25
25-29
20
20-24
15
15-19
10
10-14
5
5-9
1
1-4
0
None
8
pipe only
9
cigars only

How much alcohol do you drink?

1
never drink alcohol
2
very occasionally (less than once a week)
3
occasionally (at least once a week)
4
drink 1-2 glasses* nearly every day
5
drink 3-9 glasses* every day
6
drink at least 10 glasses * a day
(*by glass we mean a pub measure (1oz) of spirits or 1/2 pint (1/4 litre) of beer or cider, a wine glass of wine, etc)

How many days in the past month would you think you had had the equivalent of 2 pints of beer, 4 glasses of wine or 4 pub measures of spirit?

1
every day
2
more than 10 days
3
5-10 days
4
3-4 days
5
1-2 days
6
none

Do you or your partner make your own wine or beer?

1
yes, wine
2
yes, beer
3
yes, both
4
no

How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: food

1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult

How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: clothing

1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult

How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: heating

1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult
5
Paid directly by Social Security

How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: rent or mortgage

1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult
5
Paid directly by Social Security

How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: things you need for the toddler

1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult

How many hours sleep do you get altogether now? during an average night

1
None
2
1 - 3 hours
3
4 - 5 hours
4
6 - 7 hours
5
More than 7 hours

How many hours sleep do you get altogether now? during an average day

1
None
2
1 - 3 hours
3
4 - 5 hours
4
6 - 7 hours
5
More than 7 hours

do you feel you are getting enough sleep?

1
Yes
2
No
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

Space for any additional comments you would like to make:

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This questionnaire was completed by: toddler's mother

1
Yes
2
No

This questionnaire was completed by: toddler's father

1
Yes
2
No

This questionnaire was completed by: someone else (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
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Please give the date on which you completed this questionnaire:

Generic date

Please give your date of birth:

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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: (0117) 928 5007
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A TODDLER IN THE HOUSE (FOR PARTNERS)
This questionnaire is for the parent who is less involved in the day to day care of your toddler. Usually this will be the father.
This questionnaire asks about your lifestyle now that you have a toddler. Its purpose is to find out the role partners have in bringing up a toddler and any problems they might find. Your answers will help us to identify problems which may be changed by alterations in the healthcare system.
It asks you a number of questions ab out yourself and about bringing up a toddler. To answer you simply tick the box which is most accurate in your opinion.
Please answer all questions if you can, even if some are similar to those you may have answered before. If you cannot answer a question or if it does not apply to you, put a line through it. There are no good or bad answers. Just tell us what you think. All answers are confidential.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

SECTION A: YOUR HEALTH

Which of the following would you say describes your health now?
1
fit and well
2
mostly well and healthy
3
often feel unwell
4
hardly ever feel well

Have you had any of the following since your toddler was 8 months old?

-
anxiety or 'nerves'
depression
headache or migraine
back ache
indigestion
cough or cold
haemorrhoids/piles
influenza
wheezing
bronchitis
stomach ulcer
eczema
psoriasis
arthritis
rheumatism
urinary infection
Have you had any of the following since your toddler was 8 months old? other problems (please describe)
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Other

Since your toddler was 8 months old how often have you taken the following?

-
sleeping pills
vitamins
cannabis/marihuana
tranquillisers
pills for depression
antibiotics
painkillers (aspirin, paracetamol, etc)
amphetamines or other stimulants
iron
heroin, methadone, crack, cocaine
anticonvulsants
steroids
Since your toddler was 8 months old how often have you taken the following? other pill, medicine, treatment, drug or medicine (please describe each and state how frequently taken)
1
Every day
2
Often
3
Sometimes
4
Rarely
5
Not at all
Other
In the past year have you used any homeopathic medicine?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A5 below
was it prescribed by:
1
your GP
2
specialist homeopathic doctor
3
qualified lay homeopath
4
chemist
5
family, friend, neighbour
6
yourself
7
other (please describe)
Other
If you are ill do you take any homeopathic medicine?
1
yes usually
2
yes sometimes
3
yes occasionally
4
yes, only once or twice
5
no, never

Please name all the medicines, pills and ointments that you have taken in the past month:

What did you take: About how many days did you take or use it? How often per day?
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1
2
3
4
5
(If more than 5, please continue on a separate sheet)
Since your toddler was 8 months old have you had to go and stay in hospital?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A8 on page 7
how many times?
How many

Please describe for each admission.

How old was your study child? ... months What were the reasons for your admission? (please describe) How long did you stay? ... days
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1st admission
2nd admission
3rd admission

In the past month, how often have the following occurred:

-
backache
headaches or migraines
urinary infection
nausea
vomiting
diarrhoea
haemorrhoids or piles
feeling weepy/tearful
feeling irritable
feeling exhausted
varicose veins
passing urine very often
problem holding urine when you jump, sneeze etc
indigestion
feeling dizzy/fainting
flashing lights/spots before eyes
shoulder ache
tingling in hands/fingers
tingling in feet/toes
neck ache
feeling depressed
In the past month, how often have the following occurred: In the past month: other problem (please describe)
1
Almost all the time
2
Sometimes
3
Once only
4
Not at all
Other
How often are you having sexual intercourse now?
1
not at all
2
less than once a month
3
1-3 times a month
4
about once a week
5
2-4 times a week
6
5 or more times a week
Is this as often as before your partner became pregnant with your toddler?
1
more often
2
about as often
3
less often

SECTION B: BEING A PARENT

Below are some opinions that some people have about being a parent.

Please indicate what your feelings are:

The best way to calm a child is to cuddle him/her
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
Toddlers should be allowed to eat whenever they ask for food
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
There are times when a child's continuous whining can make a parent want to hit him/her
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
Parenthood is something a man learns naturally
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
Having a young child is absolutely exhausting
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
Toddlers are fun
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
A smack is the best way to discipline a child
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
Parents can feel exasperated when they want to calm the child down and nothing works
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I really love my toddler
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I am glad that we had this child when we did
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
My toddler never gets on my nerves
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

The following statements are about how you may feel about your child.

I really cannot bear it when my child cries
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I don't mind the mess that surrounds a toddler
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I am afraid to be left alone with the toddler because I think I might be violent
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
It is a great pleasure to watch my child grow
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I feel desperate when my child goes on complaining and being difficult
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I often worry whether my child is eating enough
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
My child's demands sometimes bring intense feelings of anger
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
Trying to get my child to eat the right food makes me very anxious
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I feel pretty sure that I'm doing the right thing for my child
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I feel anxious if someone else is looking after my child
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
My child gives me great joy
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

The following statements are about the help and support you have.

I have no one to share my feelings with
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
My partner provides the emotional support I need
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I believe in moments of difficulty my neighbours would help me
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I'm worried that my partner might leave me
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
There is always someone with whom I can share my happiness and excitement about my child
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
If I feel tired I can rely on my partner to take over
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
If I was in financial difficulty I know my family would help if they could
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
If I was in financial difficulty I know my friends would help if they could
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
If all else fails I know the state will support and assist me
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

SECTION C: YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Excluding your partner and children, how many of your relatives and your partner's relatives do you see at least twice a year?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
About how many friends do you have, (people you know more than just casually)?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
Overall, would you say you belong to a close circle of friends - a group of people who keep in close touch with each other - or not?
1
Yes
2
No
How many people are there (including your partner) that you can talk about personal problems?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
How many people (including your partner) talk to you about their personal problems or their private feelings?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
If you have to make an important decision, how many people (including your partner) are there with whom you can discuss it?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
How many people are there among your family and friends from whom you could borrow 100 if you needed to?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
How many of your family and friends would help you in times of trouble?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
During the last month, how many times did you get together with one or more friends?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
During the last month, how many times did you get together with one or more of your relatives or your partner's relatives?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

SECTION D: YOUR FEELINGS

The questions in this section ask you about your feelings and the way you behave. You have answered these questions in other questionnaires, but you might be feeling differently now.
Please indicate the way you feel.
Do you feel upset for no obvious reason?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you get troubled by dizziness or shortness of breath?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Have you felt as though you might faint?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel sick or have indigestion?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel that life is too much effort?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel uneasy and restless?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel tingling or prickling sensations in your body, arms or legs?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you regret much of your past behaviour?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you sometimes feel panicky?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you find that you have little or no appetite?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you wake unusually early in the morning even when you haven't been woken by the baby?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you worry a lot?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel tired or exhausted?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you experience long periods of sadness?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel strung-up inside?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Can you go to sleep alright?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you ever have the feeling you are going to pieces?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you have excessive sweating or fluttering of the heart
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you find yourself needing to cry?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you have bad dreams which upset you when you wake up?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you lose the ability to feel sympathy for others?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Can you think as quickly as you used to?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you have to make a special effort to face up to a crisis or difficulty?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Your feelings in the past week.

I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things:
1
As much as I always could
2
Not quite so much now
3
Definitely not so much now
4
Not at all
I have looked forward with enjoyment to things:
1
As much as I ever did
2
Rather less than I used to
3
Definitely less than I used to
4
Hardly at all
I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, some of the time
3
Not very often
4
Never
I have been anxious or worried for no good reason:
1
No, not at all
2
Hardly ever
3
Yes, sometimes
4
Yes, often
In the past week:
I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason:
1
Yes, quite a lot
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not much
4
No, not at all
Things have been getting on top of me:
1
Yes, most of the time I haven't been able to cope
2
Yes, sometimes I haven't been coping as well as usual
3
No, most of the time I have coped quite well
4
No, I have been coping as well as ever
I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, sometimes
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all
I have felt sad or miserable:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all
In the past week:
I have been so unhappy that I have been crying:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Only occasionally
4
Never
The thought of harming myself has occurred to me:
1
Yes, quite often
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
On the whole are there more good days than bad?
1
Yes, more good days
2
About half and half
3
No, more bad days

SECTION E: RECENT EVENTS

Listed below are a number of events which may have brought changes in your life. Have any of these occurred since the baby was 8 months old? If so, please assess how much effect it had on you.
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner died
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: One of your children died
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: A friend or relative died
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: One of your children was ill
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was ill
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: A friend or relative was ill
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You were admitted to hospital
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You were in trouble with the law
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You were divorced
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You found that your partner didn't want your child
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You were very ill
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner lost her job
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner had problems at work
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You had problems at work
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You lost your job
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner went away
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was in trouble with the law
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You and your partner separated
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your income was reduced
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You argued with your partner
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You argued with your family and friends
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You moved house
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was physically cruel to you
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You became homeless
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You had a major financial problem
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You got married
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was physically cruel to your children
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You were physically cruel to your children
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You attempted suicide
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You were convicted of an offence
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner became pregnant
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You started a new job
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You returned to work
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner had a miscarriage
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner had an abortion
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You took an examination
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was emotionally cruel to you
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner was emotionally cruel to your children
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You were emotionally cruel to your children
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your house or car was burgled
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner started a new job
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: A pet died
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was 8 months old: You had an accident (please describe)
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
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Is there anything else which is not on the list which has concerned you or required additional effort from you to cope in the last year?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to section F on page 22
please describe :
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How did this affect you?
1
a lot
2
moderately
3
mildly
4
not at all

SECTION F: YOUR PARTNER

The section below is concerned with your relationship with your partner. (The partner will be referred to as 'she', although the questions refer to all partners.)
How would you assess your partner's physical health
1
always fit and well
2
mostly well and healthy
3
often feels unwell
4
hardly ever feels well
How would you rate her on these characteristics? helpful, co-operative
1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
How would you rate her on these characteristics? quiet, reserved
1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
How would you rate her on these characteristics? unreliable
1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
How would you rate her on these characteristics? sociable, outgoing
1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
How would you rate her on these characteristics? dominating, assertive
1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
How would you rate her on these characteristics? understanding
1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
How would you rate her on these characteristics? quick-tempered, easily upset
1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
How would you rate her on these characteristics? cheerful, easygoing
1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
Who does these various household tasks? shopping for groceries
1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
7
Someone else
Who does these various household tasks? cooking
1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
7
Someone else
Who does these various household tasks? cleaning house
1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
7
Someone else
Who does these various household tasks? repairs in home
1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
7
Someone else
Who does these various household tasks? looking after children
1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
7
Someone else
Who decides: how to spend free time
1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both together
7
Someone else
Who decides: how much to see family or friends
1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both together
7
Someone else
Who decides: when to do repairs or redecorate
1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both together
7
Someone else
Who decides: how we should spend our money
1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both together
7
Someone else

People vary greatly in the amount they are satisfied or dissatisfied with their relationship. How do you feel about the following aspects of your life together?

-
handling family finances
demonstrations of affection
sex
amount of time spent together
making major decisions
household tasks
leisure time interests & activities
How often recently have you been irritable with your partner?
1
not at all
2
less than once a week
3
1-2 times a week
4
3-6 times a week
5
every day
How often has she been irritable with you?
1
not at all
2
less than once a week
3
1-2 times a week
4
3-6 times a week
5
every day
How many arguments or disagreements have you and your partner had in the past three months?
1
none
2
1-3
3
4-7
4
8-13
5
14 or more

In the past months, have any of these happened in anger?

-
not speaking to partner for more than half an hour
one of you walking out of the house
shouting at partner and/ or calling partner names
hitting or slapping partner
throwing or breaking things

In the past three months how often have you done these things with your partner?

-
gone out for a meal
gone out for a drink
visited friends
visited family
gone to the cinema or theatre
How many evenings a month do you go out and do things on your own or with your own friends?
1
none
2
once
3
2-3 times
4
4-7 times
5
8 or more times
How many times a month does your partner go out and do things on her own or with friends?
1
none
2
once
3
2-3 times
4
4-7 times
5
8 or more times

How often in a week, on average, would you and your partner:

-
discuss work or how the day has gone
laugh together
calmly talk over something (eg. the news, a hobby or interest)
kiss or hug
make plans
talk over feelings or worries
Which of the following statements about alcohol best applies to your partner:
1
Never drinks alcohol
2
Very occasionally (less than once a week)
3
Occasionally (at least once a week)
4
Drinks 1-2 glasses* every day
5
Drinks 3-9 glasses* every day
6
Drinks at least 10 glasses* a day
9
Don't know
[*by glass we mean a pub measure (1oz) of spirits or 1/2 pint (1/4 litre) of beer or cider, a wine glass of wine, etc]
How many days in the past month do you think she had the equivalent of 2 pints of beer, 4 glasses of wine or 4 pub measures of spirit?
1
every day
2
more than 10 days
3
5-10 days
4
3-4 days
5
1-2 days
6
none
9
don't know

SECTION G: YOUR OCCUPATION AND LIFESTYLE

Compared with other parents of your age, would you consider yourself to be:
1
much more active
2
somewhat more active
3
about the same
4
somewhat less active
5
much less active
At least once a week do you engage in any regular activity like brisk walking, jogging, cycling, etc. long enough to work up a sweat?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to G3 below
how many days a week: ... days
How many
As far as you can, please describe your actual job, occupation, trade or profession. (Use precise terms such as radio mechanic, woodworking machinist, toolroom foreman. If the occupation is known by a special name, please use that name. If in H.M. Forces, give the rank in addition to the actual job. Please also describe the type of industry or service given: i.e. give details of what is made, materials used, or services given).

Your present job or last main job.

Actual job, occupation, trade or profession
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Please tick which of the following apply to you:
1
foreman
2
manager
3
supervisor
4
leading hand
5
self-employed
6
none of these
Type of industry or service given (main things done in job):
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How would you describe the physical effort you need for your current job?
1
very little effort, mostly sitting
2
some physical effort
3
quite a lot of physical effort
4
considerable physical effort
7
don't have a job
How many cigarettes per day do you currently smoke?
30
30+
25
25-29
20
20-24
15
15-19
10
10-14
5
5-9
1
1-4
0
None
8
pipe only
9
cigars only
How much alcohol do you drink?
1
never drink alcohol
2
very occasionally (less than once a week)
3
occasionally (at least once a week)
4
drink 1-2 glasses* nearly every day
5
drink 3-9 glasses* every day
6
drink at least 10 glasses * a day
(*by glass we mean a pub measure (1oz) of spirits or 1/2 pint (1/4 litre) of beer or cider, a wine glass of wine, etc)
How many days in the past month would you think you had had the equivalent of 2 pints of beer, 4 glasses of wine or 4 pub measures of spirit?
1
every day
2
more than 10 days
3
5-10 days
4
3-4 days
5
1-2 days
6
none
Do you or your partner make your own wine or beer?
1
yes, wine
2
yes, beer
3
yes, both
4
no
How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: food
1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult
How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: clothing
1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult
How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: heating
1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult
5
Paid directly by Social Security
How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: rent or mortgage
1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult
5
Paid directly by Social Security
How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: things you need for the toddler
1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult
How many hours sleep do you get altogether now? during an average night
1
None
2
1 - 3 hours
3
4 - 5 hours
4
6 - 7 hours
5
More than 7 hours
How many hours sleep do you get altogether now? during an average day
1
None
2
1 - 3 hours
3
4 - 5 hours
4
6 - 7 hours
5
More than 7 hours
do you feel you are getting enough sleep?
1
Yes
2
No
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP
Space for any additional comments you would like to make:
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This questionnaire was completed by: toddler's mother
1
Yes
2
No
This questionnaire was completed by: toddler's father
1
Yes
2
No
This questionnaire was completed by: someone else (please describe)
1
Yes
2
No
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Please give the date on which you completed this questionnaire:
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Please give your date of birth:
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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: (0117) 928 5007
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