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Table 7 Factor Analysis Results

From: Improving evidence-based grouping of transitional care strategies in hospital implementation using statistical tools and expert review

  Factor Loadings
TC Strategies from Patient Survey Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5
Plain Language Communication at the Hospital 0.47** 0.19 − 0.09 0.22* 0.00
Promote Trust at Hospital 0.69** −0.06 0.03 0.09 0.06
Teach Back for Information and Skills a 0.32** 0.36** −0.17 0.24* −0.05
Follow-Up Appointment a 0.09 0.00 0.08 0.47** 0.04
Helpful Health Care Contact 0.02 0.06 0.15 0.18 0.46**
Post-Discharge Care Consultation a 0.24* 0.32** −0.15 0.31** 0.06
Referral to Community Services a 0.01 0.01 −0.11 −0.04 0.27*
Symptom Management −0.02 0.65** 0.06 0.05 0.10
Home Visit Received a −0.04 0.02 0.46** 0.08 −0.10
Plain Language Communication at Home 0.07 0.48** 0.45** −0.14 0.19
Promote Trust at Home 0.35** 0.27* 0.49** −0.23* 0.20*
TC Strategies from Hospital Survey Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5
Identify High-Risk Patients and Intervene 0.82** 0.08 −0.02 0.11 0.01
Interdisciplinary Approach 0.33** −0.14 0.57** −0.01 −0.01
Language Assessment 0.12 0.75** −0.15 −0.04 − 0.12
Medication Reconciliation 0.12 0.03 −0.19 −0.52** − 0.07
Patient/Family Caregiver TC Needs Assessment 0.47** 0.11 0.09 −0.06 −0.17
Patient Goal/Preference Assessment 0.31** −0.11 0.09 0.46** 0.21*
Plain Language at Hospital −0.07 0.05 −0.22* 0.58** −0.19
Standardized Protocols −0.13 0.11 0.03 −0.20* 0.65**
Teach Back for Information and Skills 0.00 −0.64** 0.03 0.46** −0.08
Transition Team −0.05 0.00 0.76** 0.06 0.12
Transition Summary for Patients/Family Caregivers 0.10 0.04 −0.05 0.09 0.58**
Follow-up Appointment 0.05 0.55** 0.01 0.12 0.26*
Post-Discharge Care Consultation −0.06 −0.32** −0.16 0.08 0.34**
Referral to Community Services −0.16 0.29* 0.11 0.26* −0.05
Timely Exchange of Patient Information Among Providers 0.59** −0.06 −0.02 − 0.33** 0.18
Home Visits −0.05 0.02 0.61** −0.05 −0.18
  1. * > 0.20 ** > 0.30
  2. Note: Although > 0.40 is standard threshold to indicate strong factor loadings, we lowered ours to 0.20 to ensure that each strategy was included in a TC group
  3. a These 5 TC strategies were measured from both the patient survey and the hospital survey. The final model used the hospital TC implementation survey as the source for these 5 strategies
  4. b Plain language communication was measured from both the hospital and patient survey; the patient survey data were ultimately used in the final model