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Table 2 Reliability ratings and factor pattern for the flemish CARES (N = 176)

From: Validation of the flemish CARES, a quality of life and needs assessment tool for cancer care

  Internal Consistency Test-Retest Correlation Factor loadingsb
Global CARES, sub-and summary scales α n ra Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5
PHYSICAL .93 156 .90      
Ambulation .83 158 .84 .749    .371  
Activities of daily living .85 158 .83 .795     
Recreational Activities .81 157 .73 .729     
Weight Loss .74 157 .68 .733     
Difficulty Working .93 152 .81 .728     
Pain .71 156 .77 .430    .448 .369
Clothing .94 156 .76 .344    .347 .322
MEDICAL INTERACTION .87 156 .70      
Problems Obtaining Info from Medical Team .85 156 .61      .836
Difficulty Communicating with Medical Team .86 157 .69   .540    .397
Control of Medical Team .77 157 .69      .776
MARITAL .90 133 .84      
Communication with Partner .93 155 .82   .469 .636   
Affection with partner .85 155 .74    .851   
Interaction with Partner .88 155 .80    .705   
Overprotection by Partner .56 155 .53 .313   .461   
Neglect of Care by Partner .21 155 .63    .574   .326
PSYCHOSOCIAL .96 156 .91      
Body Image .84 157 .80   .385   .549  
Psychological Distress .86 157 .89 .302 .589   .466  
Cognitive problems .89 157 .81 .429 .325   .413  
Difficulty Communicating with friends/relatives .83 158 .77   .610    
Friends/Relatives Difficulty Interacting .73 156 .65   .538   .324  
Anxiety in Medical Situations .89 156 .86   .772    
Worry .83 157 .84 .359 .664    
Interaction with Children .78 155 .73 .330 .525    
At Work Concerns .81 155 .67   .566    
SEXUAL .92 142 .89      
Sex Interest .82 156 .85    .460 .648  
Sexual Dysfunction .92 154 .84     .533  
CARES TOTAL .88 158 .92      
  1. aall r significant at 0.01 level (2-tailed), bOnly factor loadings ≥ .30 are presented, factor loadings of facets belonging to each of the five CARES summary scales are in bold
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