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Table 2 Factor Loadings for the HBS(n = 416)

From: Development of the scale of hygıene behavıors for nursıng students

Items Factor Loadings
PH HWT FRH
Upon getting home I take a shower .872 4.756E-02 .248
Upon getting home I wash my hands .847 5.899E-02 .214
I clean my teeth three times a day .803 .298 .196
I brush my teeth during 2 or 3 min .722 .275 .213
Before using the toilet, I wash my hands .710 .248 .204
After using the toilet, I wash my hands .625 .203 .195
After touching a pet or other animal, I wash my hands .600 .194 .131
When I use a public toilet, I cover the seat with paper .541 .195 .195
I don’t wear the same top or shirt two days in a row .522 .192 .192
I don’t wear the same skirt or pants two days in a row .501 .175 .175
I don’t wear the same underclothes two days in a row .495 .132 .132
I don’t go without a wash, shower or bath two days in a row .421 .121 .121
I don’t wear anyone’s (friend, brother or sister etc.) clothes .399 .119 .119
When warm water is available, I wash my hands with warm water .118 .778 −2.01E-02
I use antibacterial gel or wipes to clean my hands 7.665E-03 .682 .154
I wash my hands minimum in 1–2 min. .204 .669 -.236
I wash my hands with soap .202 .551 .147
After washing my hands, I dry my hands completely .192 .503 .214
After washing my hands, I dry my hands with a disposable towel .185 .444 .198
Before preparing food, I wash my hands 1.022E-02 .219 .749
Before eating food I wash my hands .336 .205 .733
I wash fruit and vegetables before I eat them .278 .187 .720
I don’t eat unpackaged foods .203 .304 .674
I always look the expiration dates of foods in markets .194 .142 .531
After handling raw foods and before handling cooked foods, I wash my hands .128 .150 .302
  1. PH Personal Hygiene, HWT Hand Washing Technique, FRH Food- Related Hygiene