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Table 3 Factor loadings for the 22 items

From: Assessing preoperative hope and expectations related to functional neurosurgery: a new questionnaire

# Item PE PH
RC1 RC2 RC1 RC2
1 To be satisfied with my life − 0.028 0.662 0.088 0.742
2 To reduce symptoms of my disease − 0.406 0.430 − 0.142 0.671
3 To be independent in my personal care 0.734 − 0.050 0.750 − 0.301
4 To feel good about myself 0.644 − 0.051 0.603 0.136
5 To be satisfied with my relationship / romantic life 0.378 0.413 0.657 0.083
6 To be able to travel alone (e.g., driving, taking public transport) 0.317 0.073 0.235 0.039
7 To be satisfied with my physical appearance 0.900 − 0.173 0.755 − 0.359
8 To get better sleep quality 0.160 0.349 0.311 − 0.098
9 To be satisfied with my social life (family, friends) 0.740 0.065 0.726 − 0.043
10 To be able to achieve my projects 0.588 − 0.132 0.438 0.386
11 To be able to participate in leisure activities (e.g., sports, travel) 0.594 0.221 0.588 0.030
12 To feel more like myself 0.909 − 0.299 0.734 0.012
13 To be satisfied with my intellectual functioning (e.g., concentration, memory) − 0.075 0.848 0.169 0.640
14 To be satisfied with my sex life 0.296 0.380 0.660 0.002
15 To be able to work (professional activity, housework) 0.368 0.430 0.558 0.106
16 To be like everyone else 0.661 0.022 0.366 0.191
17 Not to experience negative feelings (e.g., sad, anxious) 0.733 − 0.113 0.660 0.078
18 To feel comfortable in social situations (e.g., outings, parties) 0.643 0.218 0.703 0.097
19 To be able to enjoy life 0.361 0.442 0.646 0.327
20 To be less tired, have more energy 0.344 0.321 0.593 − 0.106
21 To reduce physical pain 0.411 0.248 0.557 − 0.087
22 To get off medications − 0.536 0.909 0.255 0.797
  1. Bold values indicate items loading consistently across the two PHEQ dimensions