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Table 1 Variables and matched questions in the questionnaire

From: Perceptions and behaviors related to hand hygiene for the prevention of H1N1 influenza transmission among Korean university students during the peak pandemic period

Variables Questions Answer category
Daily hand washing frequency during the past month How many times per day did you wash your hands with soap during the previous month? #1, 2-4, 5-7, 8-9, #10
Daily hand washing frequency one year ago How many times per day did you wash your hands with soap one year ago? #1, 2-4, 5-7, 8-9, #10
Information encountered Have you seen or heard any information regarding hand washing as a prevention strategy for H1N1 influenza transmission? Yes, No
Perceived effectiveness Do you consider hand washing to be an effective means of preventing H1N1 influenza infection? Negligible, More or less, Substantial
Perceived severity If you were infected with H1N1 influenza, how great of a burden would that be on your daily life? Mild symptom like common cold, Substantial limitation in daily life, Have severe consequences, May die from it
Perceived susceptibility How possible do you believe it is for you to become infected with H1N1 influenza? Very low, Somewhat low, Nor low, nor high, Somewhat high, Very high
Recent flu symptoms in participant Have you recently experienced any flu-like symptoms? Yes, No
Recent flu symptoms in acquaintances Do you have any acquaintances who experienced any flu-like symptoms recently? Yes, No