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Table 1 Questions to measure the intention and behavioural willingness of the two prevention behaviours

From: Contextual and psychosocial factors predicting Ebola prevention behaviours using the RANAS approach to behaviour change in Guinea-Bissau

Scale/construct Example item Scale (min/max)
Intention to call the National Ebola Hotline How strongly do you intend to call the National Ebola Hotline if you had a person with suspected Ebola in your household? 1–5
Now we would like to ask you to imagine yourself in a certain situation. Suppose you were the whole day at the market, to sell vegetables. At the end of the day, you go home and you find a member of your family who is vomiting and the vomit contains blood, which could be a symptom for Ebola. In those circumstances, how willing would you be to do the following? 1–5
 – To call the National Ebola Hotline and report the suspected Ebola case in your household.
Intention not to touch someone who might be suffering from Ebola How strongly do you intend to avoid to touch somebody who could be suffering from Ebola in your household? 1–5
“Now we would like to ask you to imagine yourself in a certain situation. Suppose you were the whole day at the market, to sell vegetables. At the end of the day, you go home and you find a member of your family who is vomiting and the vomit contains blood, which could be a symptom for Ebola. In those circumstances, how willing would you be to the following? 1–5
 – NOT to touch the sick person, thus reducing the risk of contracting Ebola.
  1. Notes. 1 indicates the lowest value on the scale, and 5 represents the highest value on the scale (1 = not at all, 2 = a little, 3 = medium, 4 = strongly, 5 = very strongly)
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