Coping Questionnaire

Orford et al‚ 2001‚ 2005
1.    Refused to lend her money or to help her out financial in other ways?
2.    Put the interests of other members of the family before hers?
3.    Put yourself out for her‚ for example by getting her to bed or by clearing up mess after her after she had been drinking?
4.    Given her money even when you thought it would be spent on drink?
5.    Sat down together with her and talked frankly about what could be done about her drinking?
6.    Started an argument with her about her drinking?
7.    Pleaded with her about her consumption of alcohol?
8.    When she was under the influence of drink‚ left her alone to look after herself or kept out of her way?
9.    Made it quite clear to her that her drinking was causing you upset and that it had got to change?
10.Felt too frightened to do anything?
11.Tried to limit her drinking by making some rule about it‚ for example forbidding drinking in the house‚ or stopping her bringing drinking friends home?
12.Pursued your own interests or looked for new interests or occupation for yourself‚ or got more involved in a political‚ church‚ sports or other organization?
13.Encouraged her to take an oath or promise not to drink?
14.Felt too hopeless to do anything?
15.Avoided her as much as possible because of her drinking?
16.Got moody or emotional with her?
17.Watched her every move or checked up on her or kept a close eye on her?
18.Got on with your own things or acted as if she wasn’t there?
19.Made it clear that you won’t accept her reasons for drinking‚ or cover up for her?
20.Made threats that you didn’t really mean to carry out?
21.Made clear to her your expectations of what she should do to contribute to the family?
22.Stuck up for her or stood by her when others were criticizing her?
23.Got in a state where you didn’t or couldn’t make any decision?
24.Accepted the situation as a part of life that couldn’t be changed?
25.Accused her of not loving you‚ or of letting you down?
26.Sat down with her to help her sort out the financial situation?
27.When things have happened as a result of her drinking‚ made excuses for her‚ covered up for her‚ or taken the blame yourself?
28.Searched for her drink or hidden or disposed of it yourself?
29.Sometimes put yourself first by looking after yourself or giving yourself treats?
30.Tried to keep things looking normal‚ pretended all was well when it wasn’t or hidden the extent of her drinking?
FOR Engaged Coping sub-scale (CQ-E)‚ sum score for items: 1‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 9‚ 11‚ 13‚ 16‚ 17‚ 19‚ 21‚ 25‚ 26‚ and 28
FOR Tolerant Inactive Coping sub-scale (CQ-T)‚ sum scores for items: 3‚ 4‚ 10‚ 14‚ 20‚ 23‚ 24‚ 27‚ and 30
FOR Withdrawal Coping sub-scale (CQ-W) sum scores for items: 2‚ 8‚ 12‚ 15‚ 18‚ and 29 and subtract scores for items 5 and 22: and then add 6 (to ensure all values for CQ-W are positive)
Item 5 contributes positively to CQ-TOT and CQ-E‚ but negatively to CQ-W)
Copyright: Alcohol‚ Drugs‚ Gambling and Addiction Research Group‚ School of Psychology‚ The University of Birmingham

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