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Table 2 Estimates of Factor Loadings for Models for Limitation from LIFE-P

From: Evaluation of the late life disability instrument in the lifestyle interventions and independence for elders pilot (LIFE-P) study

a. Baseline 16 items from Jette et al. Original 8 items from McAuley et al.
  One factor Two factor One factor Two factor
Items   Factor 1 Factor 2   Social role Personal role
Visit friends 0.58 a 0.40 0.43 0.62 0.70 0.14
Travel out of town 0.66 0.59 0.33 0.68 0.71 0.23
Go out to public places 0.73 0.57 0.46 0.76 0.73 0.33
Work at a volunteer job 0.69 0.73 0.20    
Keep in touch with others 0.50 0.19 0.55    
Participate in social activities 0.73 0.64 0.36    
Invite family and friends into home 0.70 0.64 0.33 0.71 0.74 0.24
Participate in active recreation 0.55 0.77 -0.07    
Provide assistance to others 0.64 0.54 0.35    
Provide meals 0.64 0.37 0.56 0.69 0.34 0.66
Take care of personal care needs 0.53 0.12 0.69 0.60 0.05 0.84
Take care of local errands 0.70 0.47 0.53 0.73 0.40 0.65
Take care of health 0.56 0.08 0.78    
Take care of household business 0.56 0.17 0.68 0.57 0.26 0.56
Take part in an exercise program 0.63 0.74 0.09    
Take care of inside of home 0.68 0.61 0.32    
b. Month 6 Follow-Up       
  One factor Two factor One factor Two factor
Items Factor 1 Factor 1 Factor 2   Social role Personal role
Visit friends 0.63 0.63 0.21 0.63 0.80 0.09
Travel out of town 0.69 0.70 0.22 0.68 0.71 0.26
Go out to public places 0.71 0.64 0.33 0.72 0.65 0.36
Work at a volunteer job 0.68 0.74 0.16    
Keep in touch with others 0.49 0.37 0.31    
Participate in social activities 0.70 0.62 0.35    
Invite family and friends into home 0.70 0.64 0.31 0.70 0.72 0.27
Participate in active recreation 0.61 0.73 0.06    
Provide assistance to others 0.69 0.59 0.37    
Provide meals 0.66 0.30 0.69 0.74 0.27 0.77
Take care of personal care needs 0.65 0.25 0.74 0.70 0.13 0.85
Take care of local errands 0.70 0.36 0.68 0.76 0.28 0.79
Take care of health 0.59 0.14 0.77    
Take care of household business 0.58 0.19 0.71 0.63 0.41 0.48
Take part in an exercise program 0.67 0.66 0.24    
Take care of inside of home 0.69 0.59 0.38    
c. Month 12 Follow-Up       
  One factor Two factor One factor Two factor
Items Factor 1 Factor 1 Factor 2   Social role Personal role
Visit friends 0.60 0.36 0.49 0.62 0.76 0.14
Travel out of town 0.70 0.65 0.32 0.72 0.79 0.24
Go out to public places 0.73 0.55 0.49 0.79 0.70 0.43
Work at a volunteer job 0.69 0.68 0.28    
Keep in touch with others 0.59 0.18 0.68    
Participate in social activities 0.74 0.59 0.46    
Invite family and friends into home 0.69 0.65 0.30 0.69 0.66 0.33
Participate in active recreation 0.62 0.79 0.05    
Provide assistance to others 0.65 0.51 0.41    
Provide meals 0.70 0.44 0.56 0.76 0.30 0.76
Take care of personal care needs 0.66 0.33 0.62 0.71 0.21 0.78
Take care of local errands 0.71 0.41 0.62 0.74 0.21 0.82
Take care of health 0.59 0.14 0.72    
Take care of household business 0.58 0.14 0.71 0.60 0.28 0.56
Take part in an exercise program 0.68 0.74 0.20    
Take care of inside of home 0.71 0.65 0.34    
  1. aThe bolded loadings are greater than 0.45.