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Table 2 Descriptive and psychometric statistics for each of the psychological and team variables for the three disclosure behaviours.

From: Which factors explain variation in intention to disclose a diagnosis of dementia? A theory-based survey of mental health professionals

Variable Behaviour Overall variance ratio test of a difference between behaviours
  Exploring what patient already knows or suspects (n = 398) Use of explicit terminology (n = 387) Exploring what the diagnosis means to the patient (n = 385)     
  No. items Meanc (SD) Alpha No. items Meanc (SD) Alpha No. items Meanc (SD) Alpha F D1 D2 P
TPB constructs              
Intentiona 2 5.72 (1.17) 0.85 2 4.66 (1.47) 0.91 2 5.41 (1.32) 0.92 105.8 2 769 0.000
Emotional attitude 3 5.44 (1.30) 0.79 3 5.18 (1.27) 0.76 3 5.17 (1.31) 0.79 10.0 2 772 0.000
Attitude 3 6.24 (0.86) 0.73 6 4.84 (0.93) 0.77 6 5.53 (0.88) 0.73 424.8 2 763 0.000
Subjective norm 4 5.38 (0.99) 0.80 4 4.52 (1.12) 0.83 4 5.27 (1.09) 0.87 101.7 2 744 0.000
PBC 1 5.42 (1.75) n/a 1 5.73 (1.42) n/a 3 5.28 (1.08) 0.67 6.9 2 772 0.001
SCT constructs              
Self efficacy 4 5.02 (0.89) 0.61 8 4.26 (1.02) 0.84 5 5.12 (0.95) 0.79 180.7 2 767 0.000
Outcome expectancies 6 5.85 (0.84) 0.70 9 4.95 (0.85) 0.78 9 5.41 (0.84) 0.76 231.2 2 751 0.000
Team variables              
Perceived reliability of colleagues 1 5.02 (1.50) n/a 1 4.50 (1.42) n/a 1 5.15 (1.42) n/a 39.9 2 772 0.000
Perceived roleb 1 74.9d (43.4) n/a 1 68.2d (46.6) n/a 1 76.9d (42.2) n/a 14.3 2 796 .000
Number of professional groupse 1 4.04 *** (1.92) n/a 1 3.79 *** (1.98) n/a 1 3.89*** (1.87) n/a 3.8 2 796 .024
  1. (a Intention was also used to measure proximal goals for SCT; b Whether respondent believed own professional group was responsible for behaviour. Responses were coded as a binary item with scores of either 0 or 1; c Based on a possible range of 1–7 with higher scores indicating a stronger intention to perform the behaviour, etc; d Percentage of respondents agreeing that their roles included performing this behaviour; eNumber of professional groups in each team perceived as being responsible for the behaviour; *Significant p < 0.05; **significant p < 0.01; ***significant p < 0.001).