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Table 4 Results of the EFA and CFA of the attitude section in validation study 2

From: Development and validation of a new knowledge, attitude, belief and practice questionnaire on leptospirosis in Malaysia

Factors Items EFA (n = 150) CFA (n = 609)
λ Reliabilitya λ Reliabilityb
Affect A7 Saya tidak bimbang jika saya mengharung air banjir
(I do not worry if I wade through flood water)
0.51 0.69 0.39 0.67
A8 Saya tidak kisah jika ada tikus di persekitaran rumah saya
(I do not mind if there are rats in my home environment)
0.86   0.77  
A10 Saya tidak kisah jika persekitaran rumah saya kotor
(I do not care if my home environment is dirty)
0.60   0.78  
A13 Saya tidak bimbang walaupun tidak memakai alat lindung diri (kasut but, penutup muka dan sebagainya) semasa menguruskan sampah
(I’m not worried even if I do not wear personal protective equipment (boots, face masks and similar tools) while handling garbage)
0.50   0.43  
Behaviour-Cognitive A1 Saya akan pakai sarung tangan ketika menguruskan sampah
(I will wear gloves when handling garbage)
0.54 0.90 0.45 0.85
A2 Saya akan pastikan tong sampah sentiasa ditutup
(I will make sure the garbage bin always be closed)
0.82   0.70  
A3 Saya perlu bekerjasama dengan pihak kesihatan dalam aktiviti pencegahan dan kawalan penyakit kencing tikus
(I have to cooperate with the health authorities in the prevention and control activities of rat urine disease)
0.89   0.81  
A4 Saya akan pastikan keluarga saya membersih kawasan rumah
(I will make sure my family clean up the house vicinity)
0.95   0.87  
A5 Saya perlu maklumkan kepada pihak kesihatan sekiranya mendapat penyakit kencing tikus
(I need to inform the health authorities if I got rat urine disease)
0.88   0.86  
A6 Saya akan pastikan ahli keluarga tidak mandi di kawasan air terjun/lata/jeram/sungai/tasik/tali air yang tercemar
(I will make sure the family members do not bath at contaminated waterfalls/ rapids/ rivers/lakes/waterways)
0.72   0.68  
A9 Saya akan maklumkan kepada pihak kesihatan jika mengesyaki ada kes penyakit kencing tikus
(I will inform the health authorities if I suspect there is a case of rat urine disease)
0.47   0.58  
A11 Saya perlu berjumpa doktor sekiranya mengalami demam semasa wabak penyakit kencing tikus
(I need to see a doctor if I have a fever during a rat urine disease outbreak)
0.63   0.64  
A12 Saya perlu pakai alat lindung diri semasa menguruskan sampah
(I need to use personal protective equipment while handling garbage)
0.50   0.46  
  1. EFA exploratory factor analysis, CFA confirmatory factor analysis, λ factor loading/standardized loading
  2. aCronbach’s alpha, bRaykov’s rho