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Table 2 Item-to-subscale correlations for the attitude domain of the M-NCAS (28 items) at baseline

From: Psychometric performance of an assessment scale for strain in nursing care: The M-NCAS

Item   Attention Seeking Autonomy Difficulty
Item 2: Is anxious 0.573 0.073* 0.117
Item 6: Is calm 0.492 0.194 0.338
Item 11: Is paranoid 0.569* -0.059 0.288
Item 13: Is attention seeking 0.673 -0.203 0.174
Item 14: Is manipulative 0.588 -0.199 0.343
Item 16: Is frightened/vulnerable 0.425 0.124 -0.078*
Item 17: Is lonely 0.568* 0.074 -0.009*
Item 18: Has to concentrate exclusively on his/her own needs in order to survive 0.546 -0.167 0.256
Item 25: Needs someone close by/is demanding 0.706 -0.041* 0.129
Item 26: Has an empty life 0.462 0.305 0.286
Item 1: Seems to behave in a completely aimless way 0.089* 0.479 0.0750*
Item 4: Does things for a reason -0.084 0.615 0.0043
Item 7: Is apathetic/seems to have limited emotions 0.037 0.514* 0.222
Item 21: Tries to maintain some independence 0.020* 0.652 0.115*
Item 22: Knows what he/she wants and stands up for his/herself -0.141 0.696 -0.013*
Item 23: Seems to experience the normal range of emotions -0.044* 0.601 -0.194
Item 30: Has a meaningful life 0.170 0.397 0.187
Item 3: Is unpredictable 0.164 0.082* 0.387
Item 8: Is selfish 0.391* -0.073 0.523
Item 9: Is rewarding to work with 0.159 0.241 0.651
Item 10: Is grateful for what is done for him/her 0.010 0.326* 0.630
Item 15: Is ungrateful for the care he/she receives 0.279 0.127 0.656
Item 20: Is deliberately difficult 0.259 -0.071* 0.482
Item 24: Friendly 0.076* 0.251 0.628
Item 28: Is stubborn/resistive 0.090* -0.012* 0.482
Item 29: Is aggressive/hostile 0.114* 0.023* 0.533
Item 31: Compliant/voluntarily co-operative 0.172 0.225 0.595
Item 32: Gives no job satisfaction 0.196 0.066* 0.525
  1. *All correlations significant at p < 0.05, except as indicated