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8. Study instruments for 6/7 year olds

8.1       Instructions for preparing the questionnaire

The following instructions are to be undertaken BEFORE the questionnaire is printed including pre-coding the office use only boxes (see section 20.1). The content of the questions 1-33 are fixed. Questions 34 onwards are strongly recommended. Centres may wish to shorten the questionnaire. Please see sections 15, 16, 17 & 20 before printing your questionnaires.

Question 10a. Please insert the name of your local brand of SABAs, LABAs, ICSs and combination ICS and LABA prior to printing the questionnaire.

Question 11 After e.g. Please delete the words “pills (use local terminology)” and insert your local terminology for tablets, capsules, liquids or pills, prior to printing the questionnaire

Question 11a. We are only interested in 4 categories of medicines: leukotriene receptor antagonists, β2 agonist bronchodilator, theophylline and oral corticosteroid. Please delete the words (Put your local brand name here) and insert the chemical name, and then in brackets the brand/local name of the tablets, capsules, liquids or other medicines e.g. pills (using your local terminology), prior to printing the questionnaire.

Question 42. “In the first 12 months of this child’s life did you usually give paracetamol for fever?” Please delete the words “(use local terminology e.g. Acetaminophen, Panadol, Pamol, Tylenol) and insert your local brand name, prior to printing the questionnaire.

Question 50a. Please insert the name of your local brand of inhaled SABAs and ICSs and oral SABAs, corticosteroids and other listed medicines prior to printing the questionnaire.

Question 60. “Was this child born in (country of survey)? Please delete the words (country of survey) and insert the name of your country, prior to printing the questionnaire.

Question 60a. Please delete the words (country of survey) and insert the name of your country, prior to printing the questionnaire.

Question 64. “How often do trucks pass through the street where you live on weekdays?” The word ‘truck’ can be changed to an alternative local term, for example ‘lorry’, prior to printing the questionnaire.

Question 65. “In the past 12 months how often, on average, did this child eat or drink the following?”

If there are foods listed that are not applicable to your country you may delete them.  Similarly, if you consider the list too comprehensive, you may delete some of the foods.  For MEAT, we include examples that would be applicable for New Zealand.  Other countries may like to delete our examples and include relevant examples for their country, prior to printing the questionnaire.

Question 68. “In the past 12 months how often, on average, have you given this child paracetamol for fever?” Please delete the words “(use local terminology e.g. Acetaminophen, Panadol, Pamol, Tylenol) and insert your local brand name, prior to printing the questionnaire.

NOTE:

Height and weight measurements (strongly recommended): These measurements will be taken at school by the fieldworker after the questionnaire has been completed by the parent/guardian and returned to school and it will be noted on the questionnaire which measurement was used. Please see section 20.4 for the height and weight protocol.