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Table 1 Factor Analysis of Survey Tool

From: The supportive care needs of women experiencing gynaecological cancer: a Western Australian cross-sectional study

Supportive Care Need F1 F2 F3 F4 F5
Health System and Information Needs
 Being informed about your test results as soon as feasible 0.89     
 Being informed about cancer which is under control or diminishing (that is, remission) 0.85     
 Being adequately informed about the benefits and side-effects of treatments before you choose to have them 0.84     
 Being given explanations of those tests for which you would like explanations 0.84     
 Being treated in a hospital or clinic that is as physically pleasant as possible 0.83     
 Being treated like a person not just another case 0.82     
 Being given written information about the important aspects of your care 0.78     
 Being given information (written, diagrams, drawings) about aspects of managing your illness and side-effects at home 0.78     
 Being informed about things you can do to help yourself to get well 0.78     
 Having one member of hospital staff with whom you can talk about all aspects of your condition, treatment and follow-up 0.73     
 Having access to professional counselling (e.g., psychologist, social worker, counsellor, nurse specialist) if you, family or friends need it 0.59     
Psychological Needs
 Feelings of sadness   0.78    
 Feelings about death or dying   0.77    
 Uncertainty about the future   0.73    
 Fears about the cancer spreading   0.71    
 Worry that the results of the treatment are beyond your control   0.70    
 Feeling down or depressed   0.69    
 Anxiety   0.69    
 Keeping a positive outlook   0.66    
 Learning to feel in control of the situation   0.61    
 Concerns about the worries of those close to you   0.59    
 Accepting changes in your appearance   0.51    
Sexuality Needs
 Changes in your sexual relationships    0.92   
 Changes in sexual feelings    0.90   
 Changes in your ability to have sexual intercourse    0.80   
 Concerns about fulfilling your role as a partner    0.64   
 To be given information about sexual relationships    0.60   
Physical and Daily Living Needs
 Not being able to do the things you used to do     0.82  
 Work around the home     0.70  
 Feeling unwell a lot of the time     0.67  
 Pain     0.58  
 Lack of energy/tiredness     0.50  
Patient Care and Support Needs
 More choice about which hospital you attend      0.65
 More choice about which cancer specialists you see      0.57
Total percentage of variation 22% 18% 10% 8% 3%
Total percentage of factor model 22% 40% 50% 58% 61%