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9. Study instruments for adults

9.1       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 1-24 are fixed. Questions 25 onwards are strongly recommended. Centres may wish to shorten the questionnaire. Please see sections 15, 16, 17 & 20 before printing your questionnaires.

Question 14. After e.g. Please delete the words “puffers (use local terminology)” and insert your local terminology for inhalers, prior to printing the questionnaire.

Question 14a. Please insert the name of your local brand of SABAs, LABAs, ICSs and combination ICS and LABA prior to printing the questionnaire.

Question 15. 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 15a. 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 25.  What level of education have you received? (use local terminology). Please delete the words (use local terminology) and insert your local wording for the levels of education using 3 levels.  For example, in New Zealand we would delete College as College is another term for Secondary school.  If the wording is changed, the GAN Global Centre would appreciate clarification, such as:  Primary school = 5 years of age to 12 years of age (or years 1 – 7).  This will ensure a more accurate analysis of this question.  The categories you use would ideally cover the following area:  Education during childhood (approx up to 12 years of age); Education during adolescence (approx 13 to 17 years of age); and advanced education.

Question 37 “In the past 12 months how often, on average, did you 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 48. There are various terms used to describe a water pipe. Please use the terminology most suitable for your country, prior to printing the questionnaire.