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Table 5 Loadings of variables on factors emerging from PQLI rotated factor matrix.

From: The "Palliative Care Quality of Life Instrument (PQLI)" in terminal cancer patients

Items Factors
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Keep working 0.93       
House chores 0.56    0.43 0.48 0.46  
Enjoyment 0.92      0.46  
Hobbies 0.93 0.43     0.42  
Driving or transportation 0.43 0.54    0.76   
Self care      0.93   
Pain 0.52 0.69   0.44    
Nausea/vomiting 0.41 0.90      
Lack of appetite   0.80      
Weak/tired 0.56 0.57    0.54   
Dyspnoea   0.80      
Stool disturbances 0.41 0.72      
Sleep disturbances 0.51 0.76      
Like to choose therapeutic schema     0.88    
Able to choose therapeutic schema     0.95    
Satisfactory support of relatives/friends 0.45      0.88  
Satisfactory support of health care team       0.91  
Satisfactory support of nursing stuff 0.47      0.90  
Discussion with the doctor on my social relationships       0.44 0.80
Discussion with the doctor on economic/professional problems      0.47   0.75
Discussion with the doctor on my family problems        0.88
Calm    0.71 0.45    
Optimistic 0.45   0.58 0.57 0.56   
Blue    0.77   0.43 0.57  
Control of the situation 0.44   0.67    0.61 0.41
Fears of death    0.73    0.70