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Table 4 Factor analysis of the FACIT-CD questionnaire (N = 329)

From: Methodological study to evaluate the psychometric properties of FACIT-CD in a sample of Brazilian women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Scale Item Question Component
1 2 3 4 5
Physical CD1 I have discomfort in my pelvic area (lower part of the stomach) −0.016 −0.025 0.703 0.011 0.011
well-being CD2 I have pain in my pelvic area (lower part of the stomach) −0.028 −0.098 0.701 0.023 0.100
  CD3 I have cramping in my pelvic area (lower part of the stomach) 0.027 0.052 0.572 0.003 0.004
  Cx1 I am bothered by discharge or bleeding from my vagina 0.213 0.221 0.496 −0.072 −0.177
  GP5 I am bothered by side effects of treatment 0.293 0.165 0.063 0.069 −0.180
  ES8 I have pain or discomfort with intercourse 0.065 −0.124 0.680 −0.090 0.118
  CD4 I have to limit my sexual activity because of the infection 0.122 −0.050 0.665 −0.049 0.014
  CD5 I worry about spreading the infection 0.390 0.097 0.403 0.080 −0.133
Treatment GR1 I have confidence in my doctor 0.045 0.216 0.081 0.677 −0.012
satisfaction CD6 I feel I have received the treatment that was right for me −0.001 0.245 0.025 0.764 0.037
  CD7 My doctor gave me explanations that I could understand −0.042 0.113 −0.115 0.775 0.201
  CD8 My doctor explained the possible benefits of my treatment 0.055 0.060 −0.111 0.768 0.079
General GF1 I am able to work (including at home) 0.091 0.558 −0.012 0.159 0.195
perceptions GF3 I am able to enjoy life −0.129 0.768 0.014 0.083 0.136
  HI11 I am hopeful about the future 0.000 0.667 0.072 0.118 0.148
  Sp9 I find comfort in my faith or spiritual beliefs 0.013 0.613 0.059 0.100 0.128
  GF7 I am content with the quality of my life right now −0.166 0.646 −0.252 0.001 0.116
  CD9 I feel that I can manage things that come up around this infection −0.204 0.563 −0.111 0.255 −0.008
  CD10 I have accepted that I have this infection −0.359 0.401 0.038 0.260 −0.037
Emotional CD11 I worry that the infection will get worse 0.487 −0.056 0.274 0.022 0.012
well-being CD12 I have hidden this problem so others will not notice 0.700 0.052 −0.050 0.046 −0.251
  CD13 I have concerns about my ability to become pregnant 0.354 0.022 0.065 0.108 0.209
  BMT18 The cost of my treatment is a burden on me and my family 0.389 −0.078 0.105 −0.046 0.240
  CD14 I worry about other people’s attitudes towards me 0.661 −0.223 0.037 0.044 −0.028
  CD15 I feel embarrassed about the infection 0.681 −0.163 0.145 −0.015 −0.057
  CD16 I tend to blame myself for the infection 0.565 −0.062 0.002 −0.028 −0.070
  CD17 I was careful who I told about the infection 0.434 0.214 0.011 0.106 −0.190
  CD18 I have had difficulty telling my partner/spouse about the infection 0.529 0.106 −0.052 −0.020 −0.155
  CD19 I am frustrated by the infection 0.743 −0.172 0.045 −0.069 0.030
  CD20 I am depressed about the infection 0.651 −0.324 0.061 −0.033 0.127
Relationships CD21 I get emotional support from my partner/spouse −0.072 0.147 −0.015 0.032 0.721
  CD22 I get emotional support from family members −0.121 0.146 0.043 −0.019 0.722
  GS1 I feel close to my friends −0.065 0.252 0.030 0.176 0.372
  HI3 I have people to help me if I need it −0.023 0.302 0.018 0.185 0.630