Table 4

Factor loadings using the principle component analysis solution

Item noItemComponent 1
1My doctor made clear that a decision needs to be made0.676
2My doctor wanted to know exactly how I want to be involved in making the decision0.766
3My doctor told me that there are different options for treating my medical condition0.802
4My doctor precisely explained the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment options0.779
5My doctor helped me understand all the information0.875
6My doctor asked me which treatment option I prefer0.840
7My doctor and I thoroughly weighed the different treatment options0.849
8My doctor and I selected a treatment option together0.832
9My doctor and I reached an agreement on how to proceed0.766