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Table 1 Weighted kappa and Cronbach alfa for the "Changing minds" questionnaire (95%Cls), (n = 51)

From: Test - retest reliability of two instruments for measuring public attitudes towards persons with mental illness

Opinion Type of mental illness
  Severe depression Panic attacks Schizophrenia Dementia Eating disorder Alcohol addiction Drug addiction
Danger to others 0.18 (0.01-0.36) 0.32 (0.14-0.51) 0.41 (0.21-0.61) 0.43 (0.27-0.60 0.32 (0.00-0.66) 0.17 (0.01-0.33) 0.25 (0.07-0.43)
Unpredictable 0.05 (0-0.22) 0.34 (0.14-0.53) 0.33 (0.08-0.58) 0.24 (0.05-0.42) 0.20 (0.00-0.41) 0.12 (0.00-0.30) 0.37 (0.18-0.57)
Hard to talk to 0.13 (0.00-0.35) 0.20 (0.02-0.39) 0.18 (0.00-0.38 0.42 (0.22-0.62) 0.27 (0.09-0.46) 0.27 (0.07-0.46) 0.31 (0.13-0.49)
Selves to blame 0.43 (0.25-0.62) 0.36 (0.17-0.55) 0.35 (0.14-0.55) 0.58 (0.29-0.86) 0.60 (0.46-0.74) 0.52 (0.34-0.70) 0.48 (0.31-0.66)
Not improved if treated 0.28 (0.04-0.52) 0.19 (0.00-0.45 0.48 (0.33-0.64) 0.38 (0.20-0.55) 0.23 (0.03-0.42) 0.12 (0.00-0.32) 0.44 (0.24-0.63)
Feel different 0.35 (0.15-0.55) 0.42 (0.23-0.62) 0.52 (0.27-0.77) 0.42 (0.18-0.65) 0.45 (0.24-0.65) 0.40 (0.22-0.58) 0.49 (0.29-0.68)
Pull self together 0.51 (0.32-0.69) 0.43 0.26-0.61) 0.38 (0.18-0.57) 0.32 (0.07-0.57) 0.42 (0.25-0.60) 0.45 (0.28-0.61) 0.31 (0.13-0.50)
Never recover 0.26 (0.08-0.45) 0.47 (0.23-0.71) 0.31 (0.12-0.49) 0.22 (0.02-0.42) 0.43 (0.18-0.69) 0.32 (0.12-0.52) 0.28 (0.18-0.56)
Cronbach alfa 0.26 0.40 0.27 0.21 0.19 0.41 0.46
  1. Weighted kappa, < 0.20 poor agreement, 0.21-0.40 fair, 0.41-0.60 moderate, 0.61-0.80 good, 0.81-1.00 very good (Altman, 1991)