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Table 8 Results of factor analysis

From: Development and assessment of a questionnaire for a descriptive cross – sectional study concerning parents' knowledge, attitudes and practises in antibiotic use in Greece

Factors Questions included Factor loadings Factor's reliability
1) How often would you like your paediatrician to prescribe antibiotics when your child suffers from a URI? A) How often would you like your paediatrician to prescribe antibiotics when your child suffers from a common cold? 0.51 76%
  B) How often would you like your paediatrician to prescribe antibiotics when your child suffers from nose drainage? 0,52  
  C) How often would you like your paediatrician to prescribe antibiotics when your child suffers from a sore throat? 0,59  
  D) How often would you like your paediatrician to prescribe antibiotics when your child suffers from cough? 0,63  
  E) How often would you like your paediatrician to prescribe antibiotics when your child suffers from vomiting? 0,64  
  F) How often would you like your paediatrician to prescribe antibiotics when your child suffers from fever? 0,66  
  G) How often would you like your paediatrician to prescribe antibiotics when your child suffers from ear pain? 0,67  
2) Most URIs do not require antibiotic therapy to be A) Most URIs, because of their being of viral cause, cannot be treated with antibiotics. -0.72 74%
healed. B) A child who suffers from a URI is healed more quickly if it is treated with antibiotics, 0.63  
  C) Do you think that if a URI follows its natural course without antibiotic administration is right? -0.66  
3) How often would you give your child antibiotic without your paediatrician's prescription? A) How often would you give your child antibiotic without your paediatrician's prescription because you did not have the money to pay the visit? 0.68 73%
  B) How often would you give your child antibiotic without your paediatrician's prescription because you did not think that it was serious enough to visit the paediatrician? 0.68  
  C) How often would you give your child antibiotic without your paediatrician's prescription because in the past your child had been treated with antibiotics for the same symptoms? 0.69  
  D) How often would you give your child antibiotic without your paediatrician's prescription because a pharmacist recommended it? 0.66  
  E) How often would you give your child antibiotic without your paediatrician's prescription because a friend – relative recommended it? 0.64  
4) Which one of the following is antibiotic? A) Is amoxicillin antibiotic? 0.54 56%
  B) Is amoxicillin and clavulanic acid antibiotic? 0.55  
  C) Is erythromycin antibiotic? 0.62  
  D) Is cefouroxim antibiotic? 0.62  
5) Which one of the following is analgetic and antipyretic. A) Is aketaminophene analgetic and antipyretic? 0.85 91%
  B) Is mefenamic acid analgetic and antipyretic? 0.87  
6) Do you agree that children should avoid taking antibiotics when not necessary? A) Would you change your paediatrician because he/she gives antibiotics to your child very often? 0.3 52%
  B) Do you ask your paediatrician if it is actually necessary for your child to receive antibiotics? 0.72  
  C) Do you praise the paediatrician who prefers not to administer antibiotics to your child? 0.59  
7) Have you been informed about the judicious antibiotic use via the media? A) Have you been informed about the judicious antibiotic use via the TV? 0.75 60%
  B) Have you been informed about the judicious antibiotic use via the radio? 0.68  
  C) Have you been informed about the judicious antibiotic use via the press? 0.79  
8) Would you visit a paediatrician because your child presented a symptom of a URI? A) Would you visit a paediatrician because your child is coughing? 0.35 52%
  B) Would you visit a paediatrician because your child has a running nose? 0.63  
  C) Would you visit a paediatrician because your child has a sore throat? 0.48  
  D) Would you visit a paediatrician because your child has a roop? 0.64  
9) Would you expect from your paediatrician to treat a URI with antipyretic – analgesic drugs? A) Would you expect from your paediatrician to treat a URI with aketaminophene? 0.81 61%
  B) Would you expect from your paediatrician to treat a URI with mefenamic acid? 0.82  
10) Have you been informed about the judicious antibiotic use from familiar persons? A) Have you been informed about the judicious antibiotic use from relatives? 0.78 53%
  B) Have you been informed about the judicious antibiotic use from friends? 0.78