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Table 4 Principal components and the factor loadings of QLICP-GM (n = 152)a

From: Validation of Quality of Life Instruments for Cancer Patients – Colorectal Cancer (QLICP-CR) in patients with colorectal cancer in Northeast China

Domain Item(brief description) Principal components
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Physical domain (PHD) GPH l (Appetite)   0.53        
GPH 4 (Effects to entertainment)      0.84     
GPH 5 (Housework)   0.72        
GPH 6 (Ability of daily living)   0.86        
GPH 7 (Mobility)   0.74        
Psychological domain (PSD) GPS l (Anxiety/depression) 0.84         
GPS 2 (Dysthymia) 0.89         
GPS 3 (Dysphoria) 0.85         
GPS 4 (Disturbed by bad mood) 0.86         
GPS 5 (Worry of becoming worse of health) 0.75         
GPS 6 (Self-abasement) 0.82         
GPS 7 (Lonely) 0.79         
GPS 8 (Dread of disease) 0.83         
GPS 9 (Attention)         0.66  
GPS 10 (Memory)         0.53  
GPS 11 (Worry of becoming a family burden) 0.62         
Social domain (SOD) GSO l (Family support)    0.74       
GSO 2 (Friends support)    0.81       
GSO 3 (Family role)    0.64       
GSO 4 (Medical assurance)    0.55       
GSO 5 (Effects to family economy)        0.63   
GSO 6 (Effects to work/social status)        0.80   
Common symptoms and side-effects domain (SSD) GSS l (Nausea and vomiting)       0.56    
GSS 2 (Hair loss)       0.73    
GSS 3 (Mouth ulcer)       0.82    
GSS 4 (Pain)          0.75
GSS 6 (Diarrhea)     0.79      
GSS 7 (Fatigue)     0.68      
  1. aFactor loadings bigger than 0.50 were displayed