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Table 2 Loadings of Treatment Satisfaction with Medication Items (n = 567)

From: Validation of a general measure of treatment satisfaction, the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM), using a national panel study of chronic disease

  Factor I Factor II Factor III
Side effects 1: Side effects interfere with physical function .89 .10 .16
Side effects 2: Bothersomeness of side effects .87 .09 .13
Side effects 3: Side effects interfere with mental function .79 .05 .14
Side effects 4: Side effects impact overall satisfaction .76 .19 .06
Effectiveness 1: Ability to prevent or treat the condition .14 .90 .06
Effectiveness 2: Ability to relieve symptoms .13 .88 .08
Effectiveness 3: Time it takes medication to start working .09 .85 .09
Convenience 1: Convenience of administration .16 .15 .88
Convenience 2: Ease/Difficulty of planning .12 .11 .88
Convenience 3: Ease/Difficulty following schedule .14 .06 .86
  1. 75.6% of Total Variance Explained; by Factor I (28.4%), Factor II (24.1%) and Factor III (23.1%)