Two Factors Confirmed

Harm

People should stop taking their medicines for a while.

Most medicines are addictive.

Natural remedies are safer than medicines.

Medicines do more harm than good.

All medicines are poisons.

Overuse

Doctors use too many medicines.

Doctors place too much trust on medicines.

If doctors had more time with patients, they would prescribe fewer medicines.

These factor loadings comport with those found by Horne & Weinman (1995) except for the item, “Natural remedies are safer than medicines”. They found that this item loaded on the factor, Overuse; in this study, the item loaded on the factor “Harm”.

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