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Table 2 Exploratory factory analysis of the METH-DBS (n = 250)

From: Development and psychometric properties of the methamphetamine decisional balance scale (METH-DBS) for young adults

Item Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4
6. It damages my judgment, which may threaten myself or others. .769 −.004 .165 −.010
5. It conflicts with my functioning at home and/or at work. .754 .064 .184 −.084
1. It’s illegal, and I will have to worry about getting arrested. .729 .113 .054 .287
2. It could have unpleasant psychological effects (e.g., paranoia, hallucinations, memory loss, and mood disturbances). .718 .125 .092 .251
3. It might be harmful to my body (e.g., brain, liver, heart). .704 .023 .239 −.018
7. It causes me to feel more disobedient or unconventional. .692 .104 −.156 .209
4. It could intensify as a “gateway drug,” leading to other hazardous drug use. .586 .120 .360 .022
19. It will increase and improve my sex. .034 .755 −.059 .102
20. It will help me to centralize and be more creative. −.045 .713 −.210 .074
18. It could make me more relaxed or provide comfortable sleep. .068 .700 .001 −.022
21. It helps me to cope better with disappointment. .118 .664 −.192 .041
16. It will relieve tension, worry, fear, or anxiety. .128 .652 .096 −.259
17. It is something entertaining and breathtaking to do, especially if I’m tired. .099 .541 .189 −.166
13 Using methamphetamine would make others respect me more. .083 −.055 .786 .179
12. Using methamphetamine will make others understand me more positively (e.g., calm, fun, friendly). .120 −.036 .752 .119
10. It will provide chances for social activities (e.g., meeting new friends, grouping, spending time with others). .208 −.156 .595 −.121
11. It’s an escape from truth and daily life. .182 .023 .577 .059
8. It causes family members and/or coworkers to not respect me. .288 −.081 −.147 .752
9. It’s not approved of by the persons who are significant to me. .346 −.126 −.001 .738
15. It causes me to accidentally hurt others due to my daily use. −.006 −.031 .408 .659
14. It causes some persons close to me to become disappointed in me due to my daily use. −.097 .063 .373 .550
  1. Note Figures in bold are related to factor loadings equal to or greater than 0.50