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Protocol - Child's Lifetime Household Composition

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Description:

Section C of the Mother and Home Questionnaire from Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) to be answered by a childs mother/guardian, which contains 22 questions on the composition of a childs home environment.

Specific Instructions:

Although the original questionnaire is in British English, the PhenX working group acknowledges the language may be adjusted to fit American English.

Protocol:

1. a) How many people live in your household nowadays? (including yourself and anyone who is away at school or as part of their work)

i) __ __ adults (over 18 years)

ii) __ __ young adults (16-18 years)

iii) __ __ children (less than 16 years)

b) Please indicate who the adults over 18 are)

 

Yes

No

i) yourself

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

ii) your partner

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

iii) your parent(s)

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

iv) your partner’s parent(s )

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

v) your children (aged over 18)

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

vi)  children of your partner (aged over 18)

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

vii) other relation(s) of yourself

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

viii) other relation(s) of your partner

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

ix) friend(s )

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

x) lodger

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

xi) other (please tick & describe)

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

 

 

2. a) What is your present marital status?

1[ ]never married

2[ ]widowed

3[ ]divorced

4[ ]separated

5[ ]married (once only)

6[ ]married for second time

7[ ]married for third time

 

b) If married, what was the date of your most recent marriage? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

3. a) Is the present live-in father-figure the natural father of the study child?

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

7[ ]No live-in father-figure

9[ ]Dont know

→ If yes, or dont know go to 3c

If no, or no live-in father-figure,

b) i) how old was the child when the natural father stopped living with the child?

__ years __ __ months

(put 0 00 for from birth or before birth)

ii) how often does the natural father see the study child?

1[ ]not at all

2[ ]less than once a month

3[ ]about once a month

4[ ]about once a fortnight

5[ ]once or twice a week

6[ ]nearly every day

7[ ]childs father is dead

→ go to 3c

iii) does he help support the child financially?

1[ ]yes, on a regular basis

2[ ]yes, occasionally

3[ ]no

c) Is the present live-in mother figure the biological (natural) mother of the study child?

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No

→ If yes, go to 4

If no,

i) how old was the child when the natural mother stopped living with the child?

__ years __ __ months

(If from birth, write 0 00)

ii) how often does the natural mother see the study child?

1[ ]not at all

2[ ]less than once a month

3[ ]about once a month

4[ ]about once a fortnight

5[ ]once or twice a week

6[ ]nearly every day

7[ ]childs mother is dead

→ go to 4

iii) does she help support the child financially?

1[ ]yes, on a regular basis

2[ ]yes, occasionally

3[ ]no

4. Please indicate how many of the children living with you have:

 

Number of children

a. you and your present partner as their natural parents

 

b. you as their natural mother (but their natural father is not present )

 

c. your partner as the natural father (but you are not their natural mother )

 

d. neither you nor your partner as natural parents (please describe whether you have adopted, fostered etc))

 
  

5. Are there other children of yourself or your partner who visit (whether to play or to stay)?

 

No

Yes

Number of children

a. children of my partner but not me

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

 

b. children of myself but not my partner

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

 

c. children of me and my partner

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

 

6. The following questions will help us understand how complex the families in the study often are)

a) Are you currently married or living with a partner?

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No __ → If no, go to 6d

If yes,

b) how many children have the pair of you had together? __ __ children

c) Please list for each of these children.

Date of birth

Currently living with you?

Yes

No

    i) __ __

__ __

19__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

    ii) __ __

__ __

19__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

   iii) __ __

__ __

19__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

   iv) __ __

__ __

19__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

d) Not including your present relationship (if any) how many live-in relationships have you had?

__ __  → If none go to 6f

e) Not including your present relationship, if you have had other live-in relationships please list for the 3 most recent:

 

Most recent

2nd most recent

3rd most recent

 

Month

Year

Month

Year

Month

Year

(i) date married/ moved in together

__ __

__ __

__ __

__ __

__ __

__ __

(ii) date parted

__ __

__ __

__ __

__ __

__ __

__ __

(iii) how many children did you have together

__ __

__ __

__ __

__ __

__ __

__ __

(iv) give date of birth of each child

 

 

 

 

 

 

a)    

__ __  __ __  __ __

__ __  __ __  __

__ __  __ __  __ __

b)    

__ __  __ __  __ __

__ __  __ __  __

__ __  __ __  __ __

c)    

__ __  __ __  __ __

__ __  __ __  __

__ __  __ __  __ __

d)    

__ __  __ __  __ __

__ __  __ __  __

__ __  __ __  __ __

 

(v) how many of these children live with you now?

__ __

__ __

__ __

 

f) Do you have children from any other relationships?

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No __

 → If no, go to 6g below

 

If yes, please list:

 

 

Dates of Birth

 

Currently living with you

 

 

 

Yes

No

(i)

__ __

__ __

__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

(ii)

__ __

__ __

__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

(iii)

__ __

__ __

__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

(iv)

__ __

__ __

__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

 

 g) Are there children from any of your current partner’s previous relationship(s) who live with you?

1[ ]Yes

2[ ]No __

7[ ]No current partner             

      Stop here

 

If yes, please list:

­­­­­­

Dates of Birth

 

Currently living with you

 

 

 

Yes

No

(i)

__ __

__ __

__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

(ii)

__ __

__ __

__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

(iii)

__ __

__ __

__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

(iv)

__ __

__ __

__ __

[ ] 1

[ ] 2

 

Protocol Name from Source:

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children - Mother and Home (Section C)

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Child

Participants:

Childs mother or person taking the role of the mother

Selection Rationale

Stability of individuals living in a childs home is related to the childs well being and can be used to determine household crowding and assess the complexity of the childs family relations. This is a well-used, validated, child-oriented protocol.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Pediatric Child Household Composition Questionnaire Assessment Text  7051587 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Not applicable

Source

Golding, J., Pembrey, M. Jones, R., ALSPAC Study Team (2001). ALSPAC – the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. I. Study methodology. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol, 15 (1), pp. 74-87.

General References

Houtepen, L.C., Heron, J., Suderman, M.J., Tiling, K & Howe L.D. (2018). Adverse childhood experiences in the children of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Welcome Open Res., 3 (106).

McElroy, E, Shevlin, M. & Murphy, J. (2017). Internalizing and externalizing disorders in childhood and adolescence: A latent transition analysis using ALSPC data. Compr Psychiatry, (75). pp.74-84.

Fraser, A., Macdonald-Willis, C., Tilling, K., Golding, J., Davey Smith, G., Henderson, J., Macleod, J., Molloy, L., Ness, A., Ring, S., Nelson, S.M. & Lawlor, D.A. (2013). Cohort Profile: the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children: ALSPAC mothers cohort. Int J Epidemiol, 42 (1), pp. 97-110.

Protocol ID:

300401

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
Pediatric Development
Measure Name:

Child''s Lifetime Household Compositon

Release Date:

December 11, 2019

Definition

Section C of the Mother and Home Questionnaire from ALSPAC contains 22 questions on the people who have lived in a child's home/home environment.

Purpose

Household stability can affect the child's growth and development.

Keywords

Pediatric Development, University of Bristol, Living Arrangements, Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)