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Table 1 Risk attitude items and response categories

From: Associations between patients’ risk attitude and their adherence to statin treatment – a population based questionnaire and register study

Item wording Risk-averse Risk-neutral Risk-seeking
Imagine that you unexpectedly inherited DKK 10,000 (approximately USD 2,000) from a distant relative. Subsequently you have the possibility of participating in a lottery with an equal chance of doubling the money or losing the money. That means that there is a 50 % chance of you winning DKK 20,000 and a 50 % chance of losing the DKK 10,000. I choose not to participate in the lottery I do not know I choose to participate in the lottery
What do you choose? (abbreviated: “Financial”)
I focus a lot on having a healthy behaviour and prefer to avoid risks that can affect my health. (abbreviated: “Focus on healthy behaviour”) Completely agree Tend to agree Yes and no Tend to disagree Completely disagree
When I experience symptoms, I generally count on them passing. (abbreviated: “Count on symptoms passing”) Completely disagree Tend to disagree Yes and no Tend to agree Completely agree
I do not like to take chances regarding my health and prefer to see my GP once too often than once too late. (abbreviated: “Preference for GP contact regarding my health”) Completely agree Tend to agree Yes and no Tend to disagree Completely disagree
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