|Health locus of control ratings by sex|
|Health locus of control dimensions||Items||N||Mean (SD)||N||Mean (SD)|
|Internal (ILOC)||* The main thing which affects my health is what I myself do.||1688||11.21 (1.86)||1498||11.65 (1.80)|
|* I am in control of my health.|
|* If I get sick, it is my own behaviour which determines how soon I get well again.|
|Powerful others (PLOC)||* Regarding my health, I can only do what my doctor tells me to do.||1677||6.98 (1.70)||1502||7.14 (1.89)|
|* Having regular contact with my physician is the best way for me to avoid illness.|
|* Health professionals control my health.|
|Chance (CLOC)||* My good health is largely a matter of good fortune.||1677||7.07 (1.77)||1504||7.24 (1.92)|
|* Luck plays a big part in determining how soon I will recover from an illness.|
|* If it’s meant to be, I will stay healthy.|
SD – standard deviation.
Helmer et al.
Helmer et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:703 doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-703