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Table 4 Factor analysis for Training Needs (Column A minus Column B)

From: Translating and validating a Training Needs Assessment tool into Greek

Item # Factor 1 (accounting for 34.71%variance, Cronbach's α = 0.918): Communication/Patient-centered activities
1 Developing a relationship of trust with patients (0,864)
5 Having a good relationship with colleagues (0,844)
19 Organising your time effectively (0,813)
8 Communicating with patients face-to-face (0,776)
30 Personal adaptation to health service change (0,692)
4 Appraising your performance (0,646)
10 Treating patients (0,602)
24 Assessing patients' clinical needs (0,598)
22 Undertaking health promotion activities (0,453)
17 Planning, organising individual patient care (0,417)
Item # Factor 2 (accounting for 11.40% of the variance; Cronbach's α = 0.902): Research/Audit activities
26 Planning a research study (0,819)
21 Writing papers on your research studies (0,778)
20 Using technical equipment (0,774)
25 Collecting relevant research information (0,766)
15 Statistically analysing your own research data (0,705)
28 Gaining access to research means (time, money, info., equipment) (0,686)
12 Gaining access to literature related to your clinical work (0,544)
Item # Factor 3 (accounting for 8.70% of the variance; Cronbach's α = 0.812): Flexibility and application of knowledge
9 Defining viable research subjects (0,830)
7 Applying research results to your practice (0,801)
11 Introducing new ideas at work (0,605)
18 Evaluating patients' psychological and social needs (0,586)
27 Working as a team member (0,572)
Item # Factor 4 (accounting for 7.17% of the variance; Cronbach's α = 0.710): Technical/Administrative procedures
2 Doing paperwork and routine data inputting (0,884)
29 Undertaking administrative activities (0,709)
14 Making info. available to pts. and carers (0,637)
16 Showing colleagues/students how to do things (0,533)
Item # Factor 5 (accounting for 5.53% of the variance; Cronbach's α = 0.733): Relationships/Investigations
13 Offering feedback to colleagues (0,774)
12 Gaining access to literature related to your clinical work (0,665)
Item # Factor 6 (accounting for 4.82% of the variance; Cronbach's α = 0.618): Reflective practice
3 Critically evaluating published research (0,826)
6 Interpreting your own research results (0,559)
Item # Factor 7 (accounting for 3.95% of the variance; Cronbach's α = 0.726): Initiative
23 Achieving your goals with limited resources (0,787)
22 Undertaking health promotion activities (0,588)
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