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Table 5 ACTS Burdens and Benefits scales – EINSTEIN DVT dataset: item convergent/discriminant validity

From: The Anti-Clot Treatment Scale (ACTS) in clinical trials: cross-cultural validation in venous thromboembolism patients

Item EINSTEIN DVT (N=1336)
  ACTS Burdens scale ACTS Benefits scale
ACTS Burdens   
Q1 Bleeding/vigorous activities 0.50 0.06
Q2 Bleeding/usual activities 0.50 0.14
Q3 Bruising 0.45 0.13
Q4 Avoid other medicines 0.39 0.12
Q5 Limit eat/drink 0.46 0.10
Q6 Hassle/daily 0.60 0.17
Q7 Hassle/occasional 0.57 0.15
Q8 Difficult to follow your ACT 0.52 0.16
Q9 Time-consuming ACT 0.43 0.15
Q10 Worry about ACT 0.56 0.18
Q11 Frustrating ACT 0.61 0.17
Q12 Burden of ACT 0.65 0.16
ACTS Benefits   
Q14 Confident in ACT 0.13 0.71
Q15 Reassured by ACT 0.17 0.80
Q16 Satisfied with ACT 0.26 0.69
  1. ACT anticoagulation treatment, ACTS Anti-Clot Treatment Scale.
  2. Values refer to correlations of items to their own scale (corrected-item total correlations) and other scales (Pearson’s r correlations).