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Table 5 Factor loadings and communalities of the EFA factor structure of the NAFC-C

From: Validation of the Needs Assessment of Family Caregivers-Cancer scale in an Asian population

Items Description Original Factor loadings EFA Factor loadings communalities
Factor 1: Daily activity
Item 4 Meeting your personal needs 0.59 0.63 0.37
Item 5a Dealing with your emotional distress (e.g. anger, anxiety, depression, fear, resentment, etc.) 0.58 0.51 0.37
Item 8 Getting help from others in order to take time for yourself 0.62 0.77 0.52
Item 15 Getting together with family and friends 0.55 0.50 0.31
Item 18 Being satisfied with your relationship with other family members and friends 0.62 0.69 0.48
Item 23 Reorganizing roles among family members 0.69 0.51 0.44
Factor2: Medical
Item 2 Getting the best possible care for him/her 0.59 0.62 0.41
Item 6 Communicating with his/her medical staff 0.61 0.78 0.54
Item 9a Talking to him/her about his/her concerns 0.38 0.42 0.29
Item 10 Getting involved in medical decisions affecting him/her 0.59 0.62 0.39
Item 14 Getting information about the cancer he/she was diagnosed with (e.g. prognosis, treatment, side effects, nutrition) 0.67 0.77 0.59
Factor 3: Financial
Item 3 Taking care of bills 0.67 0.57 0.30
Item 7 Having enough insurance coverage for him/her 0.62 0.69 0.50
Item 11 Paying for his/her medical expenses 0.73 0.68 0.50
Item 17b Understanding/ Navigating medical and/or insurance coverage 0.35 0.74 0.61
Factor 4: Psychosocial
Item 16 Helping him/her find meaning out of cancer 0.62 0.54 0.43
Item 19b Managing his/her cancer-related pain 0.58 0.49 0.39
Item 22 Being satisfied with your relationship with him/her 0.66 0.55 0.44
Item 24 Having an intimate relationship with him/her 0.61 0.65 0.45
Item 26c Assisting with his/her daily needs (e.g. preparing meals, transportation, etc.) 0.44 0.48 0.33
Item 27 Helping him/her adjust to life after cancer 0.52 0.71 0.49
Items removed in the EFA-NAFC-C
Item 1a Helping his/ her emotional distress (e.g. anger, anxiety, depression, fear, resentment, etc.) 0.40
Item 12c Taking time off work 0.47
Item 13a Finding meaning out of your experience with his/her cancer 0.42
Item 20b Managing his/her other cancer-related symptoms (e.g. fatigue, nausea) 0.70
Item 21c Balancing work/school with caring for him/her 0.66
Item 25a Dealing with lifestyle changes 0.74
  1. a. Items belong to psychosocial unmet needs in the original factor structure
  2. b. Items belong to medical unmet needs in the original factor structure
  3. c. Items belong to daily activity unmet needs in the original factor structure
  4. NAFC-C Needs Assessment of Family Caregivers-Cancer