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Table 1 Number of items and internal consistency of the determinants

From: Implementation of a guideline for local health policy making by regional health services: exploring determinants of use by a web survey

Determinants Potential score Number of items Cronbach’s alpha
Person
 Outcome expectancy 1 (low) - 5 (high) 14 0.90
 Self-efficacy (A) 1 (low) - 5 (high) 1  
 Self-efficacy (B) 1 (low) - 5 (high) 1  
 Task responsibility 1 (low) - 5 (high) 3 0.70
 Usability of guideline 1 (low) - 5 (high) 19 0.89
Organization
 Encouragement of guideline use 1 (low) - 5 (high) 3 0.73
 Organizational readiness 1 (low) - 5 (high) 6 0.61
 Peer influence (peer support to use the guideline) 1 (low) - 5 (high) 4 0.68
 Peer interaction (amount of meeting types in which guideline is addressed) 0–8 8 0.68
 Participative adoption decision yes vs no 2 1.0
Social and administrative legitimacy
 Legitimacy of the guideline 1 (low) - 5 (high) 9 0.63
Background variables
 Organization type urban vs regional RHS 1  
 Health promotion dept. within RHS vs not within RHS 1  
 Research dept. within RHS vs not within RHS 1  
 Imago of RHS 1–5 (positive imago) 2 0.74
 RHS orientation 1 (project oriented) - 5 (policy oriented) 1  
 Professional occupation health promoter vs policy advisor 1  
 Work experience number of years 1  
 Work pressure 1 (too low) - 5 (too high) 1  
 Knowledge of guideline   7 0.65
 Subjectively 0–2 (knowledge of availability and concept) 2 0.60
 Objectively 0–5 (knowledge of content) 5 0.80