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Table 4 Correlations matrix of the derived factors/items of Chinese IPQ-Ra

From: How newly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men look at HIV/AIDS – validation of the Chinese version of the revised illness perception questionnaire

   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
1 Emotional Response 1.00 −0.21** −0.46*** 0.38*** 0.75*** −0.12 0.16* 0.43*** 0.30*** 0.03 0.15* 0.23*** 0.25*** 0.04 0.23***
2 Treatment Control   1.00 −0.06 −0.08 −0.16* 0.51*** −0.09 −0.23*** −0.17* 0.26*** 0.07 −0.02 −0.01 −0.10 0.11
3 Illness Coherence    1.00 −0.12 −0.34*** −0.01 −0.30** −0.23*** −0.23*** −0.22*** −0.38*** −0.26*** −0.14* −0.09 −0.05
4 Timeline-acute/chronic     1.00 0.38*** −0.08 0.08 0.1 0.06 0.11 0.05 0.06 0.06 −0.18** 0.07
5 Consequence      1.00 −0.08 0.10 0.30*** 0.22*** 0.05 0.14* 0.23*** 0.27*** −0.03 0.16*
6 Personal Control       1.00 −0.20** −0.14* −0.10 0.20** 0.16* −0.07 0.10 0.08 0.06
7 Helplessness        1.00 0.12 0.07 0.06 0.15* 0.21** −0.03 0.18** 0.11
  Causal attribution                
8 God’s punishment         1.00 0.76*** 0.05 0.18** 0.25*** 0.11 0.05 0.21**
9 God’s will          1.00 0.11 0.20** 0.27*** 0.10 0.14* 0.29***
10 Carelessness           1.00 0.26*** 0.20** 0.23*** −0.05 0.18**
11 Did not understand the risk            1.00 0.28*** 0.11 0.02 0.09
12 Believed it could not happen to self             1.00 0.11 −0.04 0.18**
13 Being deceived              1.00 0.04 0.20**
14 Alcohol/drug use               1.00 0.18**
15 Chance/bad luck                1.00
  1. aThis analysis applied the bivariate correlation method. The Person correlation coefficients were shown in the table
  2. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001