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Table 3 Reliability test of 6 questions of awareness and action towards stroke signs, symptoms and risk factors

From: Development of questionnaire on awareness and action towards symptoms and risk factors of heart attack and stroke among a Malaysian population

Questions Corrected Item-Total Correlation Cronbach’s Alpha if Item Deleted
Q1-Have you heard about term of stroke? .418 .857
Q2-Do you know anyone who had stroke? .522 .852
Q3- How do you identify the warning signs and symptoms of stroke?
If you think the following signs and symptoms are related to the symptoms and signs of stroke, Pleas answer ‘Yes’; if you do not think so, answer ‘No’; if you are unsure, answer ‘I do not know’.
  
 3a-Do you think sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech is a stroke symptom? .440 .856
 3b-Do you think sudden nosebleed is a stroke symptom? .516 .852
 3c-Do you think sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg is a symptom of stroke? .515 .852
 3d-Do you think sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes is a stroke symptom? .494 .854
 3e-Do you think sudden vomiting is a stroke symptom? (trap question) .451 .854
 3f- Do you think sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination are stroke symptoms? .574 .850
 3 g-Do you think sudden severe headache with no known cause is a stroke symptom? .553 .851
 3 h-Do you think high temperature is a symptom of stroke? .549 .851
Q4- How do you identify the risk factors of stroke? (Select more than one option if necessary)   
 4a-Do you think Smoking is the risk factor of stroke? .433 .855
 4b-Do you think Cough is the risk factor of stroke? (trap question) .152 .861
 4c- Do you think Lack of exercise is the risk factor of stroke? .421 .855
 4d- Do you think High blood pressure is the risk factor of stroke? .437 .855
 4e- Do you think Heart disease is the risk factor of stroke? .541 .852
 4f- Do you think Family history is the risk factor of stroke? .399 .856
 4 g- Do you think High level of cholesterol is the risk factor of stroke? .523 .853
 4 h- Do you think Obesity or Overweight is the risk factor of stroke? .561 .852
 4i- Do you think Diabetes is the risk factor of stroke? .344 .857
 4j- Do you think Unhealthy diet is the risk factor of stroke? .489 .854
 4 k- Do you think Stress is the risk factor of stroke? .436 .855
 4 l- Do you think an Alcohol is stroke risk factors? .481 .854
 4 m-Do you think Atrial fibrillation is stroke risk factors? .477 .854
Q5-Do you think Stroke requires a prompt treatment? .189 .860
Q6- If someone shows signs and symptoms of stroke, what do you think you should do first? (Please choose just one)   
 6a-Give them Aspirin .000 .862
 6b- Contact him/her family −.025 .863
 6c- take them to the hospital, or clink −.235 .871
 6d- Call an ambulance) (this is the appropriate action .047 .864
 6e- call health care provider .011 .862