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Table 3 Participant readiness to change self-management and lifestyle behaviours and rotated factor loadings for items included in the factor analysis a

From: Effectiveness of moving on: an Australian designed generic self-management program for people with a chronic illness

Sub-scale items No. responded % (N) Factor load
    RTC SM behaviours RTC Lifestyle Risk Factors
RTC SM behaviours     
Would you take any of the following actions to change your lifestyle?     
Use new ways to manage fatigue 234 93.6 (250) .770 .183
Use new ways to increase my physical activity 246 98.4 (250) .515 .390
Use new ways to cope with my chronic condition 235 94.0 (250) .685 .253
Use new ways to manage stress and/or relax 242 96.8 (250) .749 .202
Use new ways to improve my sleep routine 242 96.8 (250) .803 .185
Use new ways to communicate with my health care professionals 238 95.2 (250) .771 .187
Use new ways to help me manage my medicines better 233 93.2 (250) .746 .135
Get more from my doctors’ appointments by discussing my self-management plan 202 80.8 (250) .728 .217
Make or update my self-management plan or action plan to meet lifestyle needs 195 78.0 (250) .774 .248
RTC Lifestyle Risk Factors     
Indicate your plans for the following lifestyle changes:     
Eat more fruits or vegetables 242 96.8 (250) .174 .841
Eat less dietary fat 242 96.8 (250) .154 .864
Do more physical activity 242 96.8 (250) .302 .705
  1. Note: Principal axis factor analysis, rotated using the varimax rotation and the number of factors was determined using the screen test and Eigen value > 1.