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Table 3 Exploratory Factor Analysis of Items in Area II: “Factors influencing decision-making”

From: Development and psychometric evaluation of a new tool for measuring the attitudes of patients with progressive neurological diseases to ethical aspects of end-of-life care

Rotated Component Matrixa
AttitudesPatientsFamily members
12αb
αc
12αb
αc
Dom 3 TRUST IN THE DOCTOR/TREATMENT  0.852  0.804
vDoctor’s recommendation0.872 0.8150.833 0.734
 More doctors’ consensus0.901 0.8280.869 0.760
 Hope of a better quality of life0.6430.5360.8010.7795 0.722
 Hope of prolonging life0.6220.3220.8010.6170.3810.804
Dom 4 TRUST IN SOCIAL SUPPORT  0.652  0.679
 The approval of the closest family 0.3580.584 0.6080.592
 Information from mass media and the Internet 0.8220.532 0.8350.621
 Other patients’ experiences0.3760.7400.3990.3990.6370.507
 52.1%15.9% 45.4%17.8% 
  1. aVarimax with Kaiser Normalization, Coefficients below 0.3 suppressed, bCronbach’s alpha for domain, cCronbach’s alpha if item deleted