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Table 2 Answers in percentages to the OHBS at test and re-test among the study sample

From: The reliability of the Arabic version of osteoporosis knowledge assessment tool (OKAT) and the osteoporosis health belief scale (OHBS)

Item Test Retest  
  SD D N A SA SD D N A SA Inter-item correlation
1. Your chances of getting osteoporosis are high. 7 37 19 33 4 7 50 12 30 1 0.427
2. Because of your body build, you are more likely to develop osteoporosis. 13 47 14 26 7 52 11 30 0.291
3. It is extremely likely that you will get osteoporosis. 3 40 18 37 2 7 50 12 31 0.199
4. There is a good chance that you will get osteoporosis. 4 37 9 47 3 7 64 13 16 0.215
5. You are more likely than the average person to get osteoporosis. 6 54 14 24 2 6 62 16 16 0.009
6. Your family history makes it more likely that you will get osteoporosis. 11 64 5 19 1 12 60 7 21 0.192
7. The thought of having osteoporosis scares you. 7 31 4 49 9 5 43 7 43 2 0.305
8. If you had osteoporosis you would be crippled. 11 48 15 25 1 5 65 13 16 1 0.261
9. Your feelings about yourself would change if you got osteoporosis. 12 39 13 31 5 5 58 11 24 2 0.198
10. It would be very costly if you got osteoporosis. 9 29 25 32 5 4 52 21 22 1 0.228
11. When you think about osteoporosis you get depressed. 8 44 8 38 2 4 56 11 28 1 0.209
12. It would be very serious if you got osteoporosis. 4 49 6 37 4 2 51 12 31 4 0.228
13. Regular exercise prevents problems that would happen from osteoporosis. 3 26 15 50 6 4 16 21 56 3 0.283
14. You feel better when you exercise to prevent osteoporosis. 1 15 8 67 9 3 7 8 78 4 0.184
15. Regular exercise helps to build strong bones. 1 5 7 62 25 1 7 8 76 8 0.215
16. Exercising to prevent osteoporosis also improves the way your body looks. 2 2 2 60 34 1 1 1 71 26 0.013
17. Regular exercise cuts down the chances of broken bones. 3 19 17 47 14 1 30 12 54 3 0.269
18. You feel good about yourself when you exercise to prevent osteoporosis. 7 8 71 14 2 6 7 79 6 0.347
19. Taking in enough calcium prevents problems from osteoporosis. 2 9 3 74 12 3 8 3 82 4 0.196
20. You have lots to gain from taking in enough calcium to prevent osteoporosis. 10 8 72 10 3 15 3 75 4 0.108
21. Taking in enough calcium prevents painful osteoporosis. 17 16 60 7 2 25 12 58 3 0.001
22. You would not worry as much about osteoporosis if you took in enough calcium. 1 16 10 63 10 2 24 4 65 5 0.165
23. Taking in enough calcium cuts down on your chances of broken bones. 11 7 74 8 3 28 5 59 5 0.096
24. You feel good about yourself whenyou take in enough calcium to prevent osteoporosis. 6 7 73 14 1 11 7 75 6 0.460
25. You feel like you are not strong enough to exercise regularly. 4 26 5 61 4 4 33 5 56 2 0.188
26. You have no place where you can exercise. 2 36 2 52 8 6 50 4 37 3 0.303
27. Your spouse or family discourages you from exercising. 11 32 5 45 7 6 32 5 54 3 0.182
28. Exercising regularly would mean starting a new habit which is hard for you to do. 3 24 6 58 9 5 36 5 51 3 0.362
29. Exercising regularly makes you uncomfortable. 20 54 6 17 3 10 39 9 40 2 0.087
30. Exercising regularly upsets your every day routine. 7 46 6 38 3 8 44 5 41 2 0.193
31. Calcium rich foods cost too much. 14 58 5 22 1 7 73 6 14 0.300
32. Calcium rich foods do not agree with you. 13 71 3 12 1 12 72 5 11 0.100
33. You do not like calcium rich foods. 13 63 3 19 2 15 62 9 14 0.180
34. Eating calcium rich foods means changing your diet which is hard to do. 12 55 7 24 2 13 53 9 25 0.252
35. In order to eat more calcium rich foods you have to give up other foods that you like. 12 57 6 20 5 13 60 6 20 1 0.351
36. Calcium rich foods have too much cholesterol. 6 43 15 32 4 5 46 7 32 0.298
37. You eat a well-balanced diet. 3 25 9 57 6 1 15 13 71 0.308
38. You look for new information related to health. 3 10 7 72 8 1 11 11 75 2 0.118
39. Keeping healthy is very important for you. 2 2 60 36 1 4 3 70 22 0.094
40. You try to discover health problems early. 3 35 6 45 11 4 26 9 57 4 0.205
41. You have a regular health check-up even when you are not sick..0.942. 16 47 5 29 3 4 32 8 54 2 0.251
42. You follow recommendations to keep you healthy. 3 29 9 50 9 2 20 4 70 4 0.294
  1. SD = Strongly Disagree, D = Disagree, N = Neutral, A = Agree, SA = strongly agree.