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Table 4 Exploratory Factor Analysis of Items in Area III: “Fear of dying”

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 5 - ONE’S OWN SUFFERING  0.828  0.822
 Severe pain0.702 0.8120.618 0.818
 Loneliness0.780 0.7990.796 0.765
 Choking, dyspnea0.6780.3880.7890.819 0.774
 Sleep disorders0.757 0.7860.5540.3760.799
 Loss of ability to eat0.7040.4090.7840.7390.4010.757
Dom 6 – DEPENDENCE/LOSS OF CONTROL 0.835  0.759
 Dependence on care of others 0.8080.819 0.8530.649
 Loss of control over oneself0.3240.7740.775 0.7610.746
 Decreased mental abilities0.4350.6780.8030.3160.4450.675
 Being a burden to others 0.8360.770 0.9100.730
 51.1%13.2% 50.8%15.9% 
  1. aVarimax with Kaiser Normalization, Coefficients below 0.3 suppressed, bCronbach’s alpha for domain, cCronbach’s alpha if item deleted