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Table 6 Exploratory factor analysis (a) for the Portuguese version of VES-13

From: Vulnerability in elderly patients with gastrointestinal cancer – translation, cultural adaptation and validation of the European Portuguese version of the Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13)

VES-13 question Factor loadings
One Factor Solution
(a) Exploratory factor analysis
Item 1 0.375
Item 2 0.616
Item 3a 0.792
Item 3b 0.800
Item 3c 0.768
Item 3d 0.752
Item 3e 0.788
Item 3f 0.797
Item 4a 0.711
Item 4b 0.556
Item 4c 0.656
Item 4d 0.655
Item 4e 0.731
  1. VES-13 – Vulnerable Elders Survey. Eigenvalue and percentage of variance explained for the one factor solution were 6.405 and 49.27 %, respectively. KMO statistic was 0.905 and Bartlett’s test of sphericity had p < 0.001