Table 2

Factor analysis of maladaptive responses (n = 1099)

Statements

Fatalism

Underestimation

Avoidance


We'll move to a place without influenza

.81

We should stock up and stay indoors

.81

I'm at an utter loss

.35

.58

We are all completely powerless

.85

There's nothing we can do

.89

We just have to accept it

.71

.36

The threat is exaggerated by government/media

.68

Medication will be available soon

.52

It will not be as bad as predicted

.79

It won't happen to me

.65


Explained variance

22%

20%

17%


Kok et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:174   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-174

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