Table 2

Factor structure and loadings for split-half EFA and CFA and full-sample CFA

ItemSplit-half
EFA (n=261)
Split-half
CFA (n=264)
Full-sample final CFA (n=525)
Material and home environment needs
2. My menstrual materials were comfortable.0.460.620.53
6. I had enough of my menstrual materials to change them as often as I wanted to.0.450.520.45
7. I was satisfied with the cleanliness of my menstrual materials.0.620.580.62
8. I could get more of my menstrual materials when I needed to.0.380.540.49
9. I felt comfortable carrying spare menstrual materials with me outside my home.0.36−0.03
10. I felt comfortable carrying menstrual materials to the place where I changed them.0.360.11
14. I felt comfortable storing my menstrual materials until my next period.0.710.410.53
15. I was able to wash my hands when I wanted to.0.640.640.59
23. I was able to immediately dispose of my used menstrual materials.0.520.540.58
24. I was able to dispose of my used materials in the way that I wanted to.0.430.610.56
25. When at home, I was able to change my menstrual materials when I wanted to.0.750.620.67
26. When at home, I was satisfied with the place I used to change my menstrual materials.0.610.680.67
27. When at home, I had a clean place to change my menstrual materials.0.710.600.65
Transport and school environment needs
9. I felt comfortable carrying spare menstrual materials with me outside my home.0.270.630.58
10. I felt comfortable carrying menstrual materials to the place where I changed them.0.250.470.58
35. When at school, I was able to change my menstrual materials when I wanted to.0.550.600.60
36. When at school, I was satisfied with the place I used to change my menstrual materials.0.650.630.62
39. When at school, I had a clean place to change my menstrual materials.0.760.660.64
Material reliability concerns
3. I worried that my menstrual materials would allow blood to pass through to my outer garments.0.630.510.53
4. I worried that my menstrual materials would move from place while I was wearing them.0.310.510.54
5. I worried about how I would get more of my menstrual material if I ran out.0.570.550.52
Change and disposal insecurity
20. I worried about where to dispose of my used menstrual materials.0.400.490.48
22. I was concerned that others would see my used menstrual materials in the place I disposed of them.0.490.610.57
28. When at home, I worried that I would not be able to change my menstrual materials when I needed to.0.470.500.50
29. When at home, I worried that someone would see me while I was changing my menstrual materials.0.310.540.52
30. When at home, I worried that someone would harm me while I was changing my menstrual materials.0.720.780.72
31. When at home, I worried that something else would harm me while I was changing my menstrual materials (eg, animals, insects, unsafe structure).0.500.660.64
40. When at school, I worried that I would not be able to change my menstrual materials when I needed to.0.620.460.48
41. When at school, I worried that someone would see me while I was changing my menstrual materials.0.540.510.53
42. When at school, I worried that someone would harm me while I was changing my menstrual materials.0.540.660.57
Reuse itemsFull-sample EFA (n=286)N/AFull-sample CFA (n=286)
Reuse needs
43. I had enough water to soak or wash my menstrual material.0.710.74
44. I had access to a basin to soak or wash my menstrual materials whenever I needed it.0.530.53
45. I was able to wash my menstrual materials when I wanted to.0.580.59
46. I had enough soap to wash my menstrual materials.0.660.68
51. I was able to dry my materials when I wanted to.0.570.58
Reuse insecurity
47. I worried that someone would see me while I was washing my menstrual materials.0.570.69
49. I worried that my menstrual materials would not be dry when I needed them.0.420.45
50. I worried that others would see my menstrual materials while they were drying.0.540.53
  • CFA, confirmatory factor analysis; EFA, exploratory factor analysis; N/A, not applicable.