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Table 4 Rotated component matrices and Cronbach's alpha: 14 items

From: Developing and testing an instrument to measure the presence of conditions for successful implementation of quality improvement collaboratives

Item Description Pattern matrix Structure matrix  
   1 2 3 1 2 3 Scale if item removed
  1 st FACTOR: organizational support (5 items; alpha = 0.91)        
12 strategic management supports project actively 0.932    0.910    0.87
14 does everything to increase willingness to change 0.897    0.897    0.87
11 project is important to strategic management 0.840    0.850    0.89
13 hospital gives the support needed in department(s) to make project successful 0.821    0.844    0.89
15 pays attention to team activities 0.726    0.755    0.91
  2 nd FACTOR: team organization (5 items; alpha = 0.84)        
4 responsible for progress   0.811    0.805   0.81
2 clear division of tasks   0.780    0.819   0.80
3 everyone is doing what he or she should do   0.776    0.795   0.81
1 good communication and coordination   0.773    0.769   0.81
5 in charge of implementation   0.767    0.747   0.82
  3 d FACTOR: external change agent support (4 items; alpha = 0.77)        
8 sufficient support and instruments external change agents    0.842    0.830 0.67
7 gain valuable insights at collaborative meetings    0.797    0.791 0.71
10 external change agents made goal and clarified way to achieve it    0.714    0.762 0.72
9 external change agents raised high expectations about performance and improvement potential    0.704    0.694 0.76
  1. Notes: Extraction method: Principal Component Analysis. Rotation method: Promax with Kaiser normalization. Rotation converged in five iterations.