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Table 1 Standardized factor loadings

From: Impact of a child with congenital anomalies on parents (ICCAP) questionnaire; a psychometric analysis

   6 weeks 6 months
ICCAP dimensions Item Mothers (n = 76) Fathers (n = 71) Mothers (n = 42) Fathers (n = 41)
Contact with caregivers      
Doctors clearly explain things 17 .94 .77 .94 .99
I have good interaction with nurses 18 .74 .95 .70 .60
Doctors take enough time to listen to me 20 .74 .95 .94 .99
I am satisfied about my contacts with doctors 32 .74 .95 .86 .97
Social network      
My friends support me 02 .78 .82 .79 .90
My colleagues are understanding 11 .68 .54 .68 .49
People around me support me 19 .82 .90 .72 .95
My friends help me with practical things 21 .62 .81 .75 .67
I can share worries with my family 29 .76 .61 .59 .69
I can share worries with good friends 33 .91 .98 .84 .63
Partner relationship      
I feel my partner sympathizes with me 01 .94 .86 .89 .87
On important issues I agree with my partner 07 .98 .93 .96 .86
My partner is someone I can talk to 08 .98 .81 .93 .99
Generally I am happy with my partner 12 .96 .99 .94 .96
My relationship with my partner is good 14 .94 .99 .91 .93
State of mind      
I feel sad 03 .99 .89 .78 .86
I feel angry 16 .87 .89 .94 .74
I wonder whether I am to blame for my child's CA 22 .46 .70 .35 .42
I feel guilty 34 .61 .89 .57 .88
Child acceptance      
My child fits into my life 26 .87 .81 .99 .85
My child is welcome in our family as it is 31 .69 .79 .90 .89
I am happy with my child 35 .99 .87 .96 .84
I wish my child was never born 36 .70 .63 .80 .14
Fears and anxiety      
My child faces a difficult life 04 .62 .57 .70 .89
I expect my child will be able to function well 05 .85 .74 .96 .79
The CA is/are a heavy burden on my child 06 .76 .87 .73 .59
I wonder whether my child will ever be healthy 09 .80 .85 .61 .77
I am very anxious about all the tests on my child 10 .73 .46 .37 .59
My child is facing a difficult period 13 .86 .82 .86 .91
My child is the same as other children 15 .61 .84 .65 .70
I worry a great deal about my child's health 23 .79 .74 .87 .79
I doubt whether my child will be happy later 24 .72 .91 .90 .88
I fear about my child's expectations for the future 25 .85 .90 .90 .83
My child is handicapped 27 .72 .69 .68 .80
I feel I can't do enough for my child 28 .74 .59 .75 .74
My child will be able to have a normal life later 30 .80 .87 .76 .91