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Table 3 Results of confirmatory factor analysis of the NCQ-C

From: Adaption and validation of Nijmegen continuity questionnaire to recognize the influencing factors of continuity of care for hypertensive patients in China

Item Factor loading Squared correlations Standard Error of variance
Personal Continuity: general practitioner knows me
1 I know this care provider very well. 0.962 0.925 0.075
2 This care provider knows my medical history very well. 0.976 0.953 0.047
3 This care provider always remembers what he/she did during my last visit(s). 0.968 0.937 0.063
4 This care provider knows my family circumstances very well. 0.957 0.916 0.084
5 This care provider knows what I do in my day-to-day life very well. 0.941 0.885 0.115
Personal Continuity: general practitioner shows commitment
1 This care provider contacts me when necessary without me having to ask him/her to do so. 0.996 0.992 0.008
2 This care provider knows very well what I think is important when it comes to my care. 0.984 0.968 0.032
3 This care provider maintains enough contact with me when I am seen by other care providers. 0.976 0.953 0.047
Team/Cross-boundary Continuity related to Primary Care Providers
1 These primary care providers pass on information to each other very well. 0.996 0.992 0.008
2 These primary care providers work together very well. 0.985 0.970 0.030
3 The primary care given by these care providers is well-connected. 0.978 0.956 0.044
4 These primary care providers always know very well what the other care providers have done. 0.990 0.980 0.020
Personal Continuity: Specialist knows me
1 I know this care provider very well. 0.911 0.830 0.170
2 This care provider knows my medical history very well. 0.896 0.803 0.197
3 This care provider always remembers what he/she did during my last visit(s). 0.925 0.856 0.144
4 This care provider knows my family circumstances very well. 0.779 0.607 0.393
5 This care provider knows what I do in my day-to-day life very well. 0.793 0.629 0.371
Personal Continuity: Specialist shows commitment
1 This care providers contacts me when necessary without me having to ask him/her to do so. 0.998 0.996 0.004
2 This care providers knows very well what I think is important when it comes to my care. 0.991 0.982 0.018
3 This care providers maintains enough contact with me when I am seen by other care providers. 0.967 0.935 0.065
Team/Cross-boundary Continuity related to Hospital care providers
1 These hospital care providers pass on information to each other very well. 0.969 0.939 0.061
2 These hospital care providers work together very well. 0.925 0.856 0.144
3 The hospital care given by these care providers is well-connected. 0.935 0.874 0.126
4 These care providers always know very well what the other care providers have done. 0.960 0.922 0.078
Team/Cross-boundary Continuity between primary and hospital care providers
1 These care providers pass on information to each other very well. 0.967 0.935 0.065
2 These care providers work together very well. 0.951 0.904 0.096
3 The care given by these care providers is well-connected. 0.934 0.872 0.128
4 These care providers always know very well what the other care providers have done. 0.940 0.884 0.116
Model fit
 Chi-square / DF 2.656
 GFI 0.900
 CFI 0.982
 TLI 0.977
 RMSEA 0.061
 SRMR 0.005