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Health and ill health questionnaire

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Health and ill health The aim of this questionnaire is to find out about what a varied group of people think about the concepts of health and health and lifestyle factors which are; eating sensibly, taking regular exercise, monitoring weight, limited alcohol consumption, smoking and visiting the GP. This questionnaire is for my AS level health and social coursework, it will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to fill in. it is anonymous and the only people to see it will be myself, the teacher that marks it and possibly and examiner. You do not need to answer every question and can also refuse to fill it in but I would be very grateful if you would take part. Respondent 1) Male Female 2) Occupation ________________________ 3) Age: 16-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61+ 4) Weight (Kg): 40-60 61-80 81-100 101-120 121-140 141-160 161+ 5) Height (m): _____m Health and ill health 6) Do you suffer from any illness? Yes No 7) Some people describe being healthy as having a well-balanced physical mental and emotional well-being. How would you describe being healthy? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8) People believe that ill health is having an illness. How would you describe ill health? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 9) How would you describe your current health? I don't feel unwell I am very healthy; I exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet I feel good about my self, and make sure that I eat right and exercise Smoking 10) ...read more.

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Respondent 2 answered this question by saying "I would agree with the well-balanced physical mental and emotional well-being statement" I think this shows the knowledge this respondent has on this subject. Half the people asked in this questionnaire gave a view of ill health being subjective. The view of these respondents could be due to the lack of knowledge on all parts and knowing ill health as anything other than feeling unwell. Respondent 1 answered by saying "ill health is not feeling as you normally feel and not being able to do the things you usually can do" I think the reason for this answer is the fact, like stated before, respondent 1 will have a lack of knowledge on this subject as he has I assume that he will have never really studied into any great detail the subject of ill-health. Smoking: Of the six respondents, two of them were smokers; this helped me to get views of smoking from both smokers and non-smokers. The smokers feel that smoking should not be banned in public places and feel it is their right to smoke wherever they want. Respondent 6 said "their should be specific places for non smokers and smokers. Equal rights for all." I decided to compare this view with a non-smoker to find out what they think. I found that they all pretty much feel the same respondent 3 believes that "it stops non-smokers from suffering." ...read more.

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Importance of six lifestyle factors: In my last question I asked the respondents to rate the lifestyle factors by what they thought to be most important to them. Below I have included tables that show the most and least important lifestyle factors to the respondents. Evaluation I think that my questionnaire has been quite effective although it would have been more beneficial to ask more people as I would have gained a more varied group of results and may have been able to analyse some sections more effectively. I would say that out of all of the questions on the questionnaire the questions about physical exercise and eating sensibly worked best as I had more questions about theses lifestyle factors and was therefore able to obtain better results. I feel that the questions on monitoring weight and visiting the GP did not work so well as I did not receive a varied result about monitoring weight due to the amount of people I asked and I could not think of many questions to ask about visiting the GP. I think that the closed questions, which I had more of, worked a lot better that the open questions as the open questions were not always answered and the closed questions gave the respondents options so they were able to answer more effectively. I also think that due to the number of closed questions I had to the amount of open questions I had was an advantage as I feel they made people feel more comfortable in answering questions. ...read more.

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