Table 3

Principal component analysis

ECQ subdomainsComponent
Distance and self-promotion0.856
Acting/problem-oriented coping0.819
Active search for social integration0.794
Willingness to accept help0.703
Finding of inner stability0.687
Information seeking and exchange of experiences0.644
Trust in medical care0.552
Depressive processing0.897
Trivialisation, wishful thinking and defence0.590
Eigen values for component3.931.28
Variance explained (%)43.714.3
Cronbach's alpha0.800.71
  • ECQ, Essen Coping Questionnaire.