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Table 3 Descriptive characteristic of the mental health literacy and quality of life

From: Mental health literacy and quality of life in Iran: a cross-sectional study

Variables Item Mean SD Range Cronbach’s alpha
Attributes of MHLS Ability of individuals to recogniseze mental disorders 8 23.79 3.55 8–32 0.75
knowledge of where to seek information 4 13.57 2.78 4–20 0.61
Knowledge of risk factors and causes 2 5.34 1.12 2–8 0.61
Knowledge of self-treatment 2 5.16 0.90 2–8 0.60
Knowledge of professional help available 3 8.38 1.24 3–12 0.60
Attitudes that promote recognition or appropriate help seeking behaviour 16 57.27 7.54 16–80 0.82
Total score of MHL 35 113.54 10.34 35–160 0.79
Subscales of quality of life Physical health 6 15.52 3.10 6–20 0.72
Mental health 6 19.75 4.09 6–27 0.74
Total score of quality of life 12 35.26 6.42 12–47 0.83