Health Practices Questionnaire-II (HPQ-II)

Below are questions about your behaviors during pregnancy. Report how often you perform that specific behavior using the five options. In this section‚ please choose only one answer.
1.    How often do you practice a healthy lifestyle? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
2.    How often do you get at least 8 hours of sleep a night? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost daily‚ daily
3.    How often do you exercise at least 3 times per week? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
4.    How often do you use a seat belt? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
5.    How often do you drink more than 2 caffeinated beverages per day? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost daily‚ daily
6.    How often do you use marijuana? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost daily‚ daily
7.    How often do you use illegal drugs (other than marijuana)? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost daily‚ daily
8.    How often do you engage in risky sexual practices (for example unprotected sex or multiple sexual partners)? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ often‚ frequently
9.    How often do you report your concerns to your prenatal care provider? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
10.When you have questions‚ how often do you ask your prenatal care provider? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
11.When needed‚ how often do you discuss medication/supplement use with your prenatal care provider? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
12.How often do you use herbs that are not recommended? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ often‚ frequently
13.How often do you read food labels? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ often‚ frequently
14.How often do you douche? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost daily‚ daily
15.How often do you avoid excessively hot baths? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
16.How often do you avoid exposure to dangerous substances? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
17.How often do you take recommended vitamins? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost daily‚ daily
18.How often do you consume adequate amounts of calcium? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost daily‚ daily
19.How often do you consume at least five fruits/ vegetables a day? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost daily‚ daily
20.How often do you consume adequate amounts of fiber? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost daily‚ daily
21.How often do you smoke cigarettes? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ daily‚ multiple times per day
22.How often do you consume alcohol? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost daily‚ daily
23.How much alcohol do you consume‚ when you drink? Less than 1 drink‚ 1 drink‚ 2 drinks‚ 3 drinks‚ More than 3 drinks
24.How long had you been pregnant when you started prenatal care? Less than 1 month‚ 1 month‚ 2 months‚ 3 months‚ More than 3 months
25.Have often do you miss your prenatal care visits? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
26.How often do you receive regular dental care? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
27.How often do you engage in activities to learn about pregnancy/birth? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
28.How often do you discuss your pregnancy/birth with others? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
29.How often do you engage in relaxing activities? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
30.How often do you seek to gain an appropriate amount of weight? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
31.How often do you drink adequate amounts of fluid? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
32.How often do you avoid the risks of toxoplasmosis? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
33.When suggested‚ how often do you attend a childbirth class? Never‚ almost never‚ sometimes‚ almost always‚ always
34.How valuable has your prenatal care been in during your pregnancy? not at all‚ slightly valuable‚ somewhat valuable‚ valuable‚ extremely valuable
35.Which of the behaviors have you adopted during your pregnancy? Check all the behaviors you have changed during your pregnancy.
·         Getting at least 8 hours of sleep
·         Exercising at least 3 times a week
·         Wearing your seatbelt
·         Drinking less than 2 caffeinated beverages a day
·         Refraining from marijuana use
·         Refraining from use of other illegal drugs
·         Refraining from risky sexual practices
·         Refraining from use of unrecommended herbs
·         Reading food labels
·         Not douching
·         Not taking excessively hot baths
·         Avoiding exposure to dangerous substances
·         Taking recommended vitamins
·           Consuming enough calcium
·           Eating at least five fruits or vegetables each day
·           Eating enough fiber each day
·           Not smoking cigarettes
·           Not consuming alcohol
·           Receiving needed dental care
·           Relaxation/ relaxing activities
·           Seeking to gain an appropriate amount of weight
·           Drinking adequate amounts of water
 
 
This instrument can be found on pages 79-83 of CENTERING PREGNANCY AND TRADITIONAL PRENATAL CARE: A COMPARISON OF HEALTH PRACTICES by Kaylynn Shakespear‚ available online at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1215&context=etd
 

Lindgren‚ K. (2003). A Comparison of pregnancy health practices of women in inner-city and small urbancommunities. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and NeonatalNursing‚ 32(3)‚ 313-321.

Shakespear‚ Kaylynn. (2008). A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of ma‎ster OF SCIENCE in Health‚ Physical Education and Recreation. UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Logan‚ Utah

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