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Table 2 Factor Loadings (Rotated*) Principal Components

From: Challenges to the provision of diabetes care in first nations communities: results from a national survey of healthcare providers in Canada

Survey Item Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3
Increase provider knowledge about diabetes management 0.176 0.810 0.105
Improve clinical practice guidelines 0.121 0.773 0.163
Provide specialized training to deal with diabetes related complications 0.283 0.734 0.279
Address staffing shortages 0.669 0.269 0.251
Help patients seek preventative care so they don't only seek acute care 0.721 0.276 0.260
Reduce frequency of missed appointments 0.777 0.237 0.077
Improve adherence to medication 0.842 0.211 0.049
Address environmental factors (e.g. type of food in store) that make it difficult for patients to adopt healthy lifestyles 0.644 - 0.033 0.411
Motivate patients to adopt healthy lifestyles 0.512 0.104 0.445
Address communication difficulties between healthcare staff and patients 0.268 0.369 0.512
Develop a system or improve the system for diabetes management and follow up 0.317 0.573 0.379
Extend the time healthcare staff are in the community 0.120 0.297 0.718
Ease access to post-clinical services (lab, referrals, medications) 0.231 0.321 0.566
Advocate making diabetes care a priority for clinic staff 0.169 0.593 0.563
Advocate making diabetes care a priority for tribal leadership 0.172 0.075 0.748
  1. * Rotation method used was the Varimax with Kaiser Normalization