Table 3

The latent factors of antibiotic prescribing

FactorFactor labelNo of itemsOriginal item #Loadings rangeReliability
(Cronbach’s α)
1 Awareness of AMS activities833–400.5202, 0.73740.8734
2 Awareness of AMS purposes528–320.6224, 0.77440.8334
3 Views regarding rational antibiotic prescribing511, 17–200.3499, 0.73620.6961
4 Confidence in antibiotic prescribing decisions812, 16, 21, 22, 24–270.4031, 0.70920.6997
5 Perception of AMR as a significant problem61–60.4766, 0.57420.6967
6 Immediate actions to contain AMR67, 8, 13–15, 230.3617, 0.63680.5695
  • Item #9 and 10 were excluded from the analysis, as explained in the Results section.

  • The full table is included in online supplemental table S2.

  • AMR, antimicrobial resistance; AMS, antibiotic stewardship.