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Table 3 Factor analysis of remaining 12 items of the OMS-HC

From: The development and psychometric properties of a new scale to measure mental illness related stigma by health care providers: The opening minds scale for Health Care Providers (OMS-HC)

Cronbach’s alpha = 0.78 Factor Loading
Attitudes of health care providers towards people with mental illness, Cronbach’s alpha = 0.75
· I am more comfortable helping a person who has a physical illness than I am helping a person who has a mental illness. (Item 1 of original scale) 0.61
· If a person with a mental illness complains of physical symptoms (e.g. nausea, back pain or headache), I would likely attribute this to their mental illness. (Item 2 of original scale) 0.51
· Despite my professional beliefs, I have negative reactions towards people who have mental illness. (Item 12 of original scale) 0.67
· There is little I can do to help people with mental illness. (Item 13 of original scale) 0.75
· More than half of people with mental illness don’t try hard enough to get better. (Item 14 of original scale) 0.62
· Healthcare providers do not need to be advocates for people with mental illness. (Item 18 of original scale) 0.56
· I struggle to feel compassion for a person with a mental illness. (Item 20 of original scale) 0.64
Attitudes of health care providers towards disclosure of a mental illness, Cronbach’s alpha = 0.72
· If I were under treatment for a mental illness I would not disclose this to any of my colleagues. (Item 4 of original scale) 0.76
· I would be more inclined to seek help for a mental illness if my treating healthcare provider was not associated with my workplace. (Item 5 of original scale) 0.61
· I would see myself as weak if I had a mental illness and could not fix it myself. (Item 6 of original scale) 0.60
· I would be reluctant to seek help if I had a mental illness. (Item 7 of original scale) 0.67
· If I had a mental illness, I would tell my friends. (Item 10 of original scale) 0.70