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Part 3 was the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale (MHLOC) (Wallston, Wallston, & DeVillis, 1978), which measured respondents' beliefs about how much control they have over their SLE.
Instrumentation This exploratory study used two questionnaires to collect data: the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale and the AIDS Attitude Scale.
Data was collected about the patients' perceptions of health-care management and their control over their health-care using the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale and data about their attitudes for improving their health with healthy living options using the Health Promotion Life-Style Profile Scale (Esin, 1997).
Quantitative data, obtained through the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale and a brief questionnaire of biographical data, were used to further describe the meditators.
Questionnaire materials included a demographic sheet, the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control scale, a measure of physical and mental health functioning, and a scale exploring acculturation.
Instruments Three widely used psychometric instruments with good reliability and validity were used to gather data on the psychological aspects of the teenagers' lives: The Life Events Checklist by Johnson and McCutcheon (1980), The Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale by Wallston, Wallston, and DeVellis (1978), and The Self-Perception Profile for Adolescents by Hatter (1988).