You are viewing the site in preview mode

Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 4 Factor loadings of items on the scales for satisfaction of informal caregivers with their support

From: A quasi-experimental study of the effects of an integrated care intervention for the frail elderly on informal caregivers’ satisfaction with care and support

Scales
Items Information Being involved Professionalism Communication/accessibility Attention to health/support
Professionals provide sufficient information: care .938     
Professionals provide sufficient information: services .931     
Professionals provide sufficient information: expectations .901     
Professionals provide sufficient information: how to care .866     
Arrangements for emergency situations .722     
Professionals discusses tasks with caregiver   .933    
Sufficiently involved in care decisions   .883    
Availability of professionals in case of problems   .853    
Professionals make arrangements if care changes   .845    
Professionals react adequately to questions/suggestions    .870   
Feel safe in proximity of professionals    .867   
Professionals take me seriously    .865   
Professionals have sufficient time    .863   
Professionals listen carefully    .863   
Professionals are attentive to needs    .851   
Professionals are polite    .613   
Professionals are easily accessible by phone     .964  
One professional/contact point     .875  
Know where to go/whom to go to with complaints     .861  
Information is provided about waiting time     .837  
Professionals keep each other informed     .631  
Professionals take needs into account      .974
Sufficient assistance and support are provided      .937
Professionals pay attention to changes in health      .930
Professionals pay sufficient attention to well-being      .922
Professionals provide sufficient emotional support      .852
Professionals take functional abilities into account      .850
KMO .856 .827 .831 .762 .813
Bartlett’s Chi-square test 98.932*** 91.356*** 193.426*** 37.108*** 91.119***
Eigenvalue 3.830 3.091 4.846 3.535 4.988
% variance 77% 77% 69% 71% 83%
α T0 .92 .89 .92 .86 .96
α T1 .86 .83 .82 .62 .92
  1. **p < 0.005; ***p < 0.000.