Table 4

Study 2: first run of EFA (maximum likelihood extraction with oblique rotation) with version 2 items (10-point scale)*

Item NoItemsFactor
Benefit items
Imp1(Importance of) sharing your visit notes with others.0.56−0.26
Imp2How important is reading your visit notes for:
Taking care of your health?
Imp3Remembering the plan for your care?0.7−0.15
Imp4Helping you feel in control of your care?0.78−0.1
Imp5Preparing for your office visits?0.74−0.2
Imp6Helping you with your medications?0.7−0.26
Imp7Feeling like you have an active role in your medical care?0.77−0.16
Risk items
Risk1How much did you worry about your health after reading your visit notes?−0.290.54
Risk2Now that the office visit notes are available online, how concerned are you about privacy?−0.060.37
Risk3How confusing were the office visit notes?−0.010.76
  • n=392, includes only patients who answered all items in the analysis; Cronbach’s alpha=0.87 for the benefit component and 0.51 for the risk component.

  • *Importance item 1–7 (Imp1 to Imp7) response options: 1=not at all important to 10=extremely important. Risk items 1–3 (Risk1 to Risk3) used item-specific anchors for the 1–10 scale (1=not at all worried/concerned/confusing to 10=extremely worried/concerned/confusing) and were reverse coded.

  • EFA, exploratory factor analysis.