Christchurch Recovery

Thank you for participating in this evaluation. By submitting this questionnaire, you are consenting to have your results combined with other participants and published, to help evaluate whether or not micronutrients can help people recover after traumatic events. Your individual results will not be identified and your privacy will be protected. 

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Age (years):
On average, please tell us how many pills you are taking per day.
How long have you been taking the nutrients (weeks)?
Please read each statement and choose how much the statement applied to you over the past week. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any question.
I found it hard to wind down.
I was aware of dryness of my mouth.
I couldn't seem to experience any positive feeling at all.
I experienced breathing difficulty (e.g. excessively rapid breathing, breathlessness in the absence of physical exertion).
I found it difficult to work up the initiative to do things.
I tended to over-react to situations.
I experienced trembling (e.g. in the hands)
I felt that I was using a lot of nervous energy.
I was worried about situations in which I might panic and make a fool of myself.
I felt that I had nothing to look forward to.
I found myself getting agitated.
I found it difficult to relax.
I felt down-hearted and blue.
I was intolerant of anything that kept me from getting on with what I was doing.
I felt I was close to panic.
I was unable to become enthusiastic.
I felt I wasn't worth much as a person.
I felt that I was rather touchy.
I was aware of the action of my heart in the absence of physical exertion (e.g. sense of heart rate increase, heart missing a beat).
I felt scared without any good reason.
I felt that life meaningless.
Below is a list of difficulties people sometimes have after stressful life events. Please read each item and then indicate how distressing each difficulty has been for you during the past week, with respect to the Christchurch terrorist attacks. How much have you been distressed or bothered by these difficulties?
Any reminder brought back feelings about it.
I had trouble staying asleep.
Other things kept making me think about it.
I felt irritable and angry.
I avoided letting myself get upset when I thought about it or was reminded of it.
I thought about it when I didn't mean to.
I felt as if it hadn't happened or wasn't real.
I stayed away from reminders of it.
Pictures about it popped into my mind.
I was jumpy and easily startled.
I tried not to think about it.
I was aware that I still had a lot of feelings about it, but I didn't deal with them.
My feelings about it were kind of numb.
I found myself acting or feeling like I was back at that time.
I had trouble falling asleep.
I had waves of strong feelings about it.
I tried to remove it from my memory.
I had trouble concentrating.
Reminders of it caused me to have physical reactions, such as sweating, trouble breathing, nausea or a pounding heart.
I had dreams about it.
I felt watchful and on-guard.
I tried not to talk about it.
If completing these questionnaires has distressed you in any way, these are contact details for people who can help you:

Text or call 1737
Lifeline 0800 543 344
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns you would like to raise with Professor Julia Rucklidge:
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