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Table 2 Exploratory factor analysis of the MCLHB-DRR scale (N = 618, Maximum Likelihood with Oblimin rotation)

From: Cross-cultural validation of the motivation to change lifestyle and health behaviours for dementia risk reduction scale in the Dutch general population

  Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5 Factor 6 Factor 7
Q1 My chances of developing dementia are great -0.02 0.90 0.00 -0.03 -0.03 0.03 0.04
Q2 I feel that my chances of developing dementia in the future are high 0.00 0.97 0.02 -0.04 -0.03 0.00 -0.00
Q3 There is a strong possibility that I will develop dementia 0.04 0.86 -0.03 0.01 0.02 -0.03 0.04
Q4 Within the next 10 years I will develop dementia -0.04 0.33 0.07 0.25 0.07 -0.04 -0.12
Q5 The thought of dementia scares me 0.01 0.08 0.02 0.49 0.05 0.09 0.10
Q6 When I think about dementia my heart beats faster -0.06 -0.00 0.10 0.81 0.01 -0.02 -0.04
Q7 My feelings about myself would change if I develop dementia 0.04 -0.01 -0.12 0.43 -0.01 0.03 0.10
Q8 When I think about dementia I feel nauseous -0.03 -0.03 0.03 0.80 0.06 -0.05 -0.12
Q9 It would be more serious for me to develop dementia than if I developed other diseases 0.03 0.05 0.06 0.45 -0.04 0.00 -0.03
Q10 Information and advice from experts may give me something that I never thought of, and may reduce my chance of developing dementia 0.15 0.01 0.18 0.17 -0.09 0.01 0.20
Q11 Changing my lifestyle and health habits can help me reduce my chance of developing dementia 0.07 0.06 0.06 0.01 -0.04 -0.05 0.77
Q12 I have a lot to gain by changing my lifestyle and health behaviour -0.03 0.03 0.08 0.01 0.05 -0.01 0.77
Q13 Adapting to a healthier lifestyle and behaviour would prevent dementia for me 0.13 -0.06 0.10 0.06 0.10 0.01 0.38
Q14 I am too busy to change my lifestyle and health habits 0.02 -0.03 0.00 -0.02 0.61 -0.05 -0.01
Q15 My financial situation does not allow me to change my lifestyle and behaviour 0.02 -0.02 0.06 0.05 0.62 0.05 -0.07
Q16 Family responsibilities make it hard for me to change my lifestyle and behaviour -0.01 0.04 -0.09 -0.02 0.78 0.03 0.05
Q17 Changing lifestyle and behaviour interferes with my schedule -0.02 -0.02 0.07 -0.00 0.68 -0.06 0.06
Q18 Being forgetful makes me think I have to change my lifestyle and behaviour 0.02 0.01 0.68 -0.02 0.05 0.01 -0.03
Q19 Having risk factor(s) for dementia makes me think I have to change my lifestyle and behaviour 0.01 0.03 0.81 -0.03 -0.01 0.01 0.04
Q20 Learning more about dementia from the media makes me think I have to change my lifestyle and behaviour -0.01 -0.03 0.71 0.02 -0.03 0.03 0.17
Q21 Knowing family member(s) with dementia makes me think I have to change my lifestyle and behaviour 0.07 0.04 0.64 0.03 0.08 -0.02 0.00
Q22 Nothing is as important to me as good health -0.03 -0.11 0.05 0.10 -0.08 0.51 -0.10
Q23 I often think about my health 0.00 -0.01 -0.03 -0.02 0.03 0.85 0.01
Q24 I think I have to pay attention to my own health 0.07 0.05 -0.05 -0.09 -0.01 0.63 -0.00
Q25 I am concerned about my health -0.07 0.09 0.17 0.12 0.06 0.32 0.12
Q26 I am certain that I can change my lifestyle and behaviour so I can reduce the risk of developing dementia 0.47 0.03 0.16 -0.05 -0.03 0.03 0.37
Q27 I am able to make differences that will change the risk of developing dementia 1.02 -0.00 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.02 -0.07
  1. The factor loadings greater than 0.30 are shown in bold