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Table 2 Rotated Factor Loadings for the FACT-G

From: A Rasch and factor analysis of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General (FACT-G)

  Component
  1 2 3 4
PWB1 – Lack of energy .72 .13 -.10 .01
PWB2 – Nausea .61 .02 .08 .03
PWB3 – Meeting needs of family .70 .25 -.12 .11
PWB4 – Pain .53 .07 -.12 .36
PWB5 – Side effects of treatment .57 .07 -.05 .20
PWB6 – Feel ill .80 .08 -.04 .16
PWB7 – Forced to spend time in bed .76 .04 .10 .02
SFWB1 – Feel close to friends .09 .12 .86 .04
SFWB2 – Emotional support from family -.21 .30 .74 .06
SFWB3 – Get support from friends .10 .18 .87 .00
SFWB4 – Family has accepted illness -.12 .53 .46 .28
SFWB5 – Satisfactory family communication about illness -.12 .49 .64 .19
SFWB6 – Feel close to partner -.11 .40 .33 -.06
SFWB7 – Satisfied with sex life .18 .43 .24 -.11
EWB1 – Feel sad .24 .10 .08 .60
EWB2 – Satisfied with how coping with illness -.04 .62 .04 .10
EWB3 – Losing hope in fight against illness .10 .03 .09 .58
EWB4 – Feel nervous .13 .06 .00 .69
EWB5 – Worry about dying -.01 .14 .08 .82
EWB6 – Worry condition will get worse .08 .03 -.04 .76
FWB1 – Able to work .43 .66 .00 -.01
FWB2 – Work is fulfilling .35 .66 .11 .02
FWB3 – Able to enjoy life .37 .69 .28 .15
FWB4 – Accepted illness -.08 .64 .20 .21
FWB5 – Sleeping well .41 .38 .28 .15
FWB6 – Enjoy things usually done for fun .44 .62 .31 .02
FWB7 – Content with quality of life .44 .63 .14 .15
  1. *PWB: Physical Well-being; SFWB: Social & Family Well-being: EWB: Emotional Well-being; FWB: Functional Well-being.