Study Questionnaires

Participants answer questions via self-completed questionnaires, three during pregnancy and two in early childhood (one and two years after the birth of their baby). Questionnaires are available in hard copy or electronic versions.

Questionnaire 1 – completed at time of recruitment (<19 weeks gestation)

This questionnaire takes about 30 minutes to complete and queries:

  • General health and wellbeing in this pregnancy
  • Obstetric history
  • Family medical history
  • Family drinking history
  • Drinking and lifestyle 
    • before this pregnancy
    • BEFORE FINDING OUT about this pregnancy
    • SINCE finding out about this pregnancy
  • Drinking and lifestyle before this pregnancy of baby's father
  • General questions about  the household

Questionnaire 2 – completed at 26 weeks gestation

Takes about 20 minutes to complete and asks about:

  • General health and wellbeing in this pregnancy
  • Diet over the last 3 months
  • Drinking and lifestyle over the last 3 months

Questionnaire 3 – completed at 36 weeks gestation

Takes about 20 minutes to complete & asks about:

  • General health and wellbeing in this pregnancy
  • Drinking and lifestyle since 26th week of pregnancy

Questionnaire 4 – completed 12 months after baby’s birth

This questionnaire takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete and asks mainly about the baby's health and development. It's quite long but the information provided is extremely important as child development at one year of age is one of the main outcomes of the AQUA study. It asks about:

  • Baby's birth
  • Mother's feelings towards the baby after the birth    
  • Baby's health & development
  • Parenting practices
  • Health & lifestyle since baby's birth
  • Family & relationships
  • Combining work & family

Questionnaire 5 – completed two years after baby’s birth

This takes about 30 minutes to complete and asks mainly about the child's health and development. It asks about:

  • Child's health & development
  • Parenting practices
  • Health and lifestyle since baby's birth
  • Family and relationships
  • Combining work & family