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Table 2 Results of exploratory factor analysis of ES-HL

From: Association between echinococcosis-specific health literacy and behavioural intention to prevent echinococcosis among herdsmen on the Tibet Plateau in China: a cross-sectional study

  Factor loading Reliability (Cronbach’s α) Mean ± SD
Perceived echinococcosis information support   0.880 2.964 ± 0.968
Be able to get advice on echinococcosis control from health professionals 0.664   
Be able to get advice on echinococcosis control from family members 0.756   
Be able to get advice on echinococcosis control from friends 0.787   
Be able to get advice on echinococcosis control from village officials 0.791   
Information acquisition and evaluation ability   0.914 2.402 ± 0.954
Be able to find information on echinococcosis control from several different sources 0.814   
Be able to find echinococcosis-related information independently 0.825   
Be able to analysis/evaluation echinococcosis-related information 0.861   
Have enough information to help dealing with the problems about echinococcosis 0.848   
Be sure that knowledge about echinococcosis has been mastered 0.811   
Be able to discuss echinococcosis with health care provider 0.590   
Echinococcosis-specific self-management ability   0.874 3.163 ± 0.848
Be able to give a good description of daily behaviour 0.722   
Be able to obtaine information on echinococcosis control by communication with medical and health personnel 0.739   
Be able to prevent echinococcosis through active behaviour management 0.757   
Participate in screening for echinococcosis actively 0.836   
Attend lectures and activities on echinococcosis control actively 0.750   
  1. Table legend: Table 2 presents the factor loadings based on EFA, Cronbach’s α, score mean and standard deviation for these factors
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