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Table 4 Items of the ICS

From: Reliability and validity of a new scale on internal coherence (ICS) of cancer patients

Item Answer Scores Mean values ± SD Item-Total Correlation Factor 1
Inner Resilience & Coherence
Factor 2
Thermo Coherence
Alpha if item deleted Item-Scale Correlation Self Regulation
1) There were times last week when I felt good 5 - 1 3.55 ± 1.04 0.774 0.724 0.415 0.889 0.531
2) I felt cold without reason. (inverse focusing) 1 – 5 4.21 ± 1.05 0.527 0.156 0.897 0.905 0.312
3) I felt pleasantly warm 5 - 1 3.91 ± 1.13 0.579 0.219 0.892 0.902 0.372
4) I felt my health was... 5 - 1 3.30 ± 1.07 0.727 0.642 0.478 0.892 0.498
5) I was able to face the day with confidence. 5 - 1 3.80 ± 1.75 0.816 0.860 0.269 0.886 0.664
6) I felt confident enough to solve problems in my daily life. 1 – 5 3.86 ± 1.00 0.594 0.580 0.335 0.900 0.322
7) I came up with good ways of solving new problems 1 – 5 3.67 ± 0.94 0.569 0.728 0.051 0.902 0.575
8) What I did every day was consistent with my inner wishes 5 - 1 3.38 ± 1.09 0.719 0.769 0.253 0.892 0.566
9) Deep down I felt secure. 1 – 5 3.68 ± 0.98 0.753 0.843 0.196 0.891 0.604
10) I felt I was moving in the right direction. 5 - 1 3.90 ± 0.87 0.585 0.712 0.106 0.901 0.532
Score Sum Scale    Inner R. & C. Thermo C.   0,661
Cronbach-α r α = 0.91    r α = 0.91 r α = 0.85   
Retest-Reliability r rt = 0.80    r rt = 0.74 r rt = 0.54   
  1. Answer possibilities with 1: low ICS, 5: high ICS, mean values, item-total-Correlation, principal component analysis result with factor 1: Inner Resilience and Coherence and factor 2: Thermo Coherence, Cronbach-α, test-retest-reliability, item/scale-correlation with self-regulation.