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Table 2 Factor analysis of baseline scores in the 18 items for attitudes toward depression and its treatments (N = 834)

From: Usefulness of an educational lecture focusing on improvement in public awareness of and attitudes toward depression and its treatments

  Disease-model attitudes (Cronbach’s α = 0.73) Help-seeking behavior (Cronbach’s α = 0.73) Negative affect toward depression (Cronbach’s α = 0.66) Non-medication solutions (Cronbach’s α = 0.75)
Approaches to depressed others 0.69    
Self-manageable disease 0.65    
Adherence to acute medication 0.62    
Necessity of maintenance therapy 0.54    
Lack of knowledge 0.38    
Escaping from reality 0.36    
Visiting general practitioners   0.93   
Consulting with family   0.56   
Visiting psychiatrists   0.52   
Help-seeking   0.47   
Burden to others    0.71  
Shame    0.60  
Fear    0.57  
Weakness    0.41  
Reluctance to medication     0.95
Over-expectation from counseling     0.47
Concern for drug dependence     0.41
Overconfidence in self-awareness   (-0.13)