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Table 2 Item Factor Loadings

From: Development and validation of oral chemotherapy self-management scale

Domains Contents Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5
Daily life management 1 pay attention to the diet, choose digestible food high in vitamins (fresh vegetables and fruit) and quality protein (such as fish, meat eggs and milk) 0.648     
2 frequent small meals, avoid irritating foods (such as spicy, cold food) 0.693     
3 drink more water; the daily amount of drinking water is more than 2000 ml 0.765     
4 pay attention to your body weight change every week 0.700     
5 keep a regular sleep schedule, and guarantee 6–8 h of sleep every day 0.903     
6 exercise properly based on your own physical condition, such as walking, square dance and Tai Chi 0.783     
7 your smoking situation during taking oral chemotherapy 0.855     
8 your drinking situation during taking oral chemotherapy 0.815     
Symptom management 9 understand the common adverse reactions of oral chemotherapy drugs   0.768    
10 readily identify the adverse symptoms of oral chemotherapy drugs.   0.810    
11 assess the severity of adverse symptoms caused by oral chemotherapy   0.699    
12 when a mild adverse reaction occurs, simple measures can be taken.   0.743    
13 when serious adverse reaction occurs, you can contact doctor timely.   0.606    
14 follow the doctor’s advice and return to the hospital for regular review.   0.582    
Medication management 15 understand the relevant knowledge of oral chemotherapy drug (including drugs and course)    0.842   
16 actively consult on the knowledge and requirements of medication at the time of treatment    0.896   
17 accept doctors’ medication plan    0.814   
18 other daily information (such as other patients and advertisements) that will affect your choice of medication plan    0.558   
19 store medication according to drug storage conditions, such as light, moisture and temperature requirements    0.687   
20 check the completeness of the drug prior to ingestion (such as the completeness of outer packaging and tablet defects)    0.544   
21 adjust the dosage according to the doctor’s instructions    0.701   
22 take medicine on time according to the doctor’s advice    0.890   
23 does not touch the chemotherapy drugs when taking the medicine    0.860   
24 the excrement can be cleaned up in time, and the toilet is continuously flushed twice during the treatment    0.693   
25 understand the treatment of the remaining oral chemotherapy    0.612   
Emotional cognitive management 26 able to communicate with friends or colleagues     0.770  
27 feel that my friends or colleagues treat me differently     0.892  
28 unconsciously vent my emotions to my family or friends during the treatment     0.764  
29 does not want to talk to anyone when feeling depressed     0.805  
30 can relieve stress through talking, watching TV, surfing the Internet, taking a deep breath and meditating     0.779  
31 learn that negative emotions affect your body     0.833  
32 able to recognize their own emotional changes     0.577  
Social support 33 be cared for and supported by family, friends or medical personnel      0.530
34 actively participate in social activities within their capacity.      0.616
35 actively exchange medication information with family members or caregivers      0.691
36 actively communicate disease treatment information with medical personnel.      0.688