Table 1: Exploratory factor analyses of the final 20 items in the dementia attitudes scale with oblimin rotation.

ItemStudy 2Study 3
Factor 1:Factor 2:Factor 1:Factor 2:
ComfortKnowledgeComfortKnowledge

4. I feel confident around peoplewith ADRD.
5. I am comfortable touching people with ADRD.
6. I feel uncomfortable being around people with ADRD.a
8. I am not very familiar with ADRD.
9. I would avoid an agitated person with ADRD.
13. I feel relaxed around people with ADRD.
16. I feel frustrated because I do not know how to help people with ADRD.
1. It is rewarding to work with people who have ADRD.
17. I cannot imagine caring for someone with ADRD.
2. I am afraid of people with ADRD.
3. People with ADRD can be creative.
7. Every person with ADRD has different needs. .44

ItemStudy 1Study 2
Factor 1Factor 2Factor 1Factor 2

10. People with ADRD like having familiar things nearby.
11. It is important to know the past history of people with ADRD.
12. It is possible to enjoy interacting with people with ADRD.
14. People with ADRD can enjoy life.
15. People with ADRD can feel when others are kind to them.
19. We can do a lot now to improve the lives of people with ADRD.
18. I admire the coping skills of people with ADRD.
20. Difficult behaviors may be a form of communication for people with ADRD.

Note. Factor pattern coefficients are displayed. ADRD = Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. everse scored item.