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Table 4 Factor analysis with Principal Component Analysis and a 3-factor solution with 29 items assessing experiences from the acute and rehabilitation departments

From: The family experiences of in-hospital care questionnaire in severe traumatic brain injury (FECQ-TBI): a validation study

  Factor loadingsa
Items 1:
Rehabilitation
Organization, cooperation, competence, stability
2:
Acute
Organization and Information
3: Rehabilitation
Information and Involvement
Re: Fixed group nurses .89   
Re: Care and rehabilitation well planned .79   
Re: Staff collaboration .78   
Re: Fixed group other therapists .77   
Re: One doctor mainly responsible .75   
Re: Staff committed themselves to patient .74   
Re: Had a fixed rehabilitation contact-person .74   
Re: Felt assure regarding necessary care and rehabilitation .73   
Re: Staff provided coordinated information .62   
Re: Staff seemed professionally competent .61   
Re: Adequate explanation about the purpose of the rehabilitative care .55   
Re: Staff provided assistance with the patient .47   
Re: Thoughtfulness, care for the patient .45   .44 b
Ac: Thoughtfulness, care for the patient   .88  
Ac: Staff collaboration   .86  
Ac: Staff gave understandable information   .85  
Ac: Fixed group nurses   .83  
Ac: Staff seemed professionally competent   .83  
Ac: Care and rehabilitation well planned   .82  
Ac: Information tests and examinations   .81  
Ac: Staff took account of family situation   .72 .45 b
Ac: Thoughtfulness, care for the relative   .71 .46 b
Ac: Staff interested in your opinions   .62 .55 b
Re: Staff took account of family situation    .87
Re: Thoughtfulness, care for the relative    .85
Re: Staff interested in your opinions    .79
Re: Informed what you could contribute with    .79
Re: Staff gave understandable information    .75
Re: Staff informed about rights (vocational opportunities, pensions, insurance, support)    .54
Cumulative % of Variance explained 49.47 64.77 71.09
Cronbach’s alpha .95 .94 .93
Component correlation 1:    
 2: .33   
 3: .57 .49  
  1. Ac Items assessing the acute phase (intensive care unit or a surgical department)
  2. Re Items assessing the inpatient rehabilitation phase
  3. aFactor loadings < 0.4 are suppressed
  4. bRemoved from the final scale