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Table 12 Exploratory Factor analysis on the 24 facets of WHOQOL-100 and the 13 facets of ChQOL

From: Development and validation of the Chinese Quality of Life Instrument

Facets Component
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
   F2.1 Positive Feelings .663       
   F2.2 Thinking, Memory & Concentration .604       
   F2.3 Self-esteem .712       
   F2.4 Bodily Image and Appearance .521       
   F4.1 Personal Relationships .779       
   F4.2 Social Support .643       
   F4.3 Sexual Activity .607       
   F5.5 Acquiring New Information & Skills .563    .509    
   F5.6 Participation in Leisure .675       
   F6.1 Spirituality/ Religion/ Personal Beliefs .533       
   F1.1 Pain & discomfort   -.604      
   F1.2 Energy and Fatigue   .655      
   Ch1.3 Stamina   .604      
   F3.1 Mobility   .768      
   F3.2 Activities of Daily Living   .723      
   F3.3 Dependence on Medication   -.723      
   F3.4 Working Capacity   .650      
   Ch1.1 Complexion    .535     
   Ch2.1 Consciousness    .807     
   Ch2.2 Thinking    .869     
   Ch2.3 Spirit of Eyes    .776     
   Ch2.4 Verbal Expression    .786     
   Ch1.5 Adaptation to climate        
   F5.1 Physical Safety and Security     .547    
   F5.2 Home Environment     .730    
   F5.3 Financial Resources     .704    
   F5.4 Availability & quality of health & social care     .676    
   F5.7 Physical Environment     .711    
   F5.8 Transport     .763    
   Ch3.1 Joy      .476   
   Ch3.2 Anger      .664   
   Ch3.3 Depressed mood      .765   
   Ch3.4 Fear      .681   
   F2.5 Negative Feelings      -.570   
   F1.3 Sleep and Rest       .776  
   Ch1.2 Sleep       .745  
   Ch1.4 Appetite & digestion        .580
Variance (%) 13.98 11.74 11.29 10.38 8.68 6.28 3.63
Cumulative (%) 13.98 25.72 37.01 47.40 56.08 62.37 66.00
  1. Extraction Method: Principal Component Analysis; Eigenvalue >1; Varimax rotation with Kaiser normalization; sorted by factor names; factor loading <0.5 suppressed
  2. Facet labels begin with F are WHOQOL-100 facets
  3. Facet labels begin with Ch are ChQOL facets