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Table 4 Questions to measure the psychosocial factors for the intention not to touch someone who might be suffering from Ebola

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)
Risk factors Vulnerability How high do you feel is the risk that you get Ebola? 1–5
Severity Imagine that you contracted Ebola, how severe would be the impact on…
… your life in general?
Health knowledge Can people transfer Ebola to others immediately after being infected? Multiple choice answers: 0 = answer was wrong, 1 = answer was right
Risk touching How high do you think is the risk that you contract Ebola, if you touch a person who is suffering from Ebola? 1–5
Attitude factor Response belief How certain are you that not touching a sick person prevents you from contracting Ebola? 1–5
Self-regulation factor Control not to touch How much control do you have over whether you don’t touch a person who might be suffering from Ebola while taking care of this person at home? 1–5
Additional factor Opinion of others What would others think if you don’t touch a person who might be suffering from Ebola? Open question
  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)