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Table 2 Item characteristics of the 19-item preventive services use self-efficacy scale (N = 242)

From: The preventive services use self-efficacy (PRESS) scale in older women: development and psychometric properties

How confident are you that you can… Mean (SD) Median (IQR) % of minimum scores (1–2) % of maximum score (9–10)
1.do gentle exercises for muscle strength 2–3 times/week? 8.7 (1.9) 10.0 (2) 2.1 70.2
2.do gentle exercises for flexibility? 8.7 (1.8) 10.0 (2) 1.2 67.4
3.do moderate physical activity for at least 2 1/2 h/week? 6.4 (3.3) 7.0 (6) 20.7 35.1
4.exercise without making symptoms worse? 7.5 (2.5) 8.0 (4) 4.1 42.2
5.get information about disease and disability prevention from community resources? 7.5 (2.7) 8.0 (4) 7.4 46.3
6.ask your doctor things about health issues that concern you? 9.3 (1.4) 10.0 (1) 0.4 82.6
7.discuss openly with your doctor any personal problems that may be related to your health? 9.1 (1.6) 10.0 (1) 0.8 77.4
8.work out differences with your doctor when they arise? 9.0 (1.7) 10.0 (1) 1.2 76.5
9.continue to do the things you like to do with friends and family? 8.9 (1.8) 10.0 (2) 0.8 70.6
10.keep from feeling sad or down in the dumps? 8.1 (1.9) 8.5 (3) 1.2 50.0
11.take an active role to manage your systolic blood pressure? 8.9 (1.4) 9.0 (2) 0.4 67.8
12.take an active role to manage your blood glucose (sugar) level? 8.7 (1.6) 9.0 (2) 0.4 65.7
13.take an active role to manage your LDL cholesterol level? 8.5 (1.7) 9.0 (2) 0.8 62.0
14.get a colonoscopy test? 9.2 (2.1) 10.0 (0) 3.7 83.1
15.get an influenza vaccine? 9.4 (1.9) 10.0 (0) 4.1 90.9
16.get a pneumonia vaccine? 9.5 (1.8) 10.0 (0) 2.9 89.7
17.get a Mammogram? (women specific) 9.6 (1.3) 10.0 (0) 1.2 92.2
18.get a Pap test and pelvic exam? (women-specific) 9.5 (1.5) 10.0 (0) 1.7 88.4
19.get a bone density test? (women-specific) 9.4 (1.8) 10.0 (0) 2.9 86.4