Table 1

Reasons for not using smoking cessation aids. Factor loadings, frequency distributions and means (SD) for individual items.

Factor loading

Not at all

applicable

Very

applicable

Factor 1

Factor 2

1

(%)

2

(%)

3

(%)

4

(%)

5

(%)

M (SD)


Scale "Social and environmental barriers"

1.85 (0.83)

I did not know where to turn to in order to use the aids.

.408

.127

63.5

7.1

10.2

4.9

11.0

1.89 (1.41)

I was worried what other people would think about me.

.680

-.132

76.9

7.2

7.5

1.6

3.3

1.42 (0.95)

I thought it would take too much time and energy to use the aids.

.525

.062

54.6

11.3

15.6

6.1

9.0

2.00 (1.35)

I did not want to admit to myself that I needed the aids.

.355

.298

44.8

10.1

17.5

8.8

15.1

2.37 (1.51)

I was too proud to use the aids.

.650

.051

67.8

7.9

9.0

4.2

7.4

1.71 (1.26)

It was unpleasant or embarrassing to use the aids.

.795

-.086

72.3

6.4

7.5

3.9

6.0

1.59 (1.18)

I did not feel able to talk to others about my smoking.

.698

-.111

71.1

7.1

7.9

3.8

6.4

1.62 (1.20)

I thought the aids would cost too much.

.389

.222

51.9

8.8

11.8

7.1

16.5

2.25 (1.57)

I did not know that such aids existed.

.414

.096

66.2

6.4

7.1

3.5

12.1

1.83 (1.42)


Scale "SCA unnecessary"

2.92 (0.91)

I believed that the aids would not help me with my attempt to give up or reduce smoking.

.169

.371

37.3

11.2

23.4

8.8

15.7

2.53 (1.48)

I thought I would be able to quit or reduce smoking on my own.

-139

.518

17.9

7.9

15.7

16.0

39.2

3.52 (1.53)

I had the feeling that smoking did not constitute a big problem in my life.

.076

.250

21.9

11.0

26.9

16.7

19.8

3.02 (1.60)

I thought that I did not need these aids.

-.021

.539

29.7

7.9

18.9

13.2

26.9

3.00 (1.42)

I believed that nothing would help me in my attempt to give up or reduce smoking.

.199

.460

34.0

12.3

25.5

9.6

14.0

2.55 (1.43)


Gross et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:129   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-129

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