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Table 1 Characteristics of scale items

From: Correlates of women’s intentions to be screened for human papillomavirus for cervical cancer screening with an extended interval

Screening concepts Scale items
Attitudes to HPV testing every 4 years and after age of 25 A22. Having an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer every 4 years and after age of 25 instead of a Pap smear every year would be:
•Accurate
•Safe
•Protect my health
•Acceptable
Subjective Norms: Direct SND 2: Most people who are important to me would think that I should have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear
SND3: People who are important to me would expect me to have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear
SND4. I would feel under social pressure to have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear
SND4: I would feel under social pressure to have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear
Subjective Norms: Indirect SNI5. My family physician would think that I should have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear SNI6. What my family physician thinks is important to me SNI7. My friends would think that I should have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear
SNI8. What my friends think is important to me
SNI9. My spouse/partner would think that I should have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear
SNI10. What my spouse/partner thinks is important to me
SNI11. The BC Cancer Agency would recommend that I should have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear
SNI12. What the BC Cancer Agency recommends is important to me
Role of partners CP13. If I had a cervical cancer screening result that showed I had an HPV infection, I would feel comfortable sharing the results with my partner(s)
CP14. My spouse would be understanding if I had an HPV infection
Perceived behavioral control [22] PBC15. I am confident that I could have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear
PBC16. For me to have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear would be
PBC17. Whether or not I would have an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear would be entirely up to me
PBC18. How much control would you have over whether you had an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer instead of a Pap smear?