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Table 1 Preferences for precautionary measures during future visits to the countryside following the factor analysis

From: Experience of Lyme disease and preferences for precautions: a cross-sectional survey of UK patients

Factor Items loading on each factor Reliability of the factor Mean (SD)
Precautions during-visit to the countryside Keep to the main paths M = 2.62, SD = 1.38, n = 113 α = . 73 M = 3.26, SD = 1.14
Cover exposed skin with clothing M = 3.76, SD = 1.29, n = 124
Use insect repellent M = 3.15, SD = 1.35, n = 111
Precautions after-visit to the countryside Check dogs for ticks M = 3.25, SD = 1.37, n = 95 r = . 43 M = 4.04, SD = 0.98
Check exposed skin for ticks M = 4.45, SD = 0.88, n = 128