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Table 3 Outcomes of factor analysis for the seven hypothesised domains

From: Development and validation of a survey to measure features of clinical networks

Domain No. of questions No. of responses Mean raw response Standard deviation Factor loadings (absolute value range)
Perceived engagement 5 445 3.3 0.68 0.651 – 0.827
Perceived leadership of network manager 7 314 3.9 0.78 0.392 – 0.922
Perceived leadership of network co-chairs 8 261 3.7 0.68 0.611 – 0.873
Perceived leadership of Agency Executive 2 317 3.8 0.80 0.958 – 0.958
Perceived strategic and operational management of a network 6 342 3.8 0.70 0.660 – 0.868
Perceived external support 7 228 3.3 0.60 0.503 – 0.802
Network perceived as valuable 5 340 3.8 0.78 0.684 – 0.902
  1. Handling of missing data and summary scores: For those subjects with more than 50 % of the questions answered, a prorated individual total was calculated using the formula Prorated total = (Sum of question scores) x (n of questions in the subscale)/(n of questions answered). Those subjects with 50 % or more of the questions not answered were given a missing value for the scale. Domain scores were then calculated as the sum of the scores for each question within the factor and the network average score used in further analyses in the broader study