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Table 2 Factor structure of the core POSM questions

From: Measuring the psychosocial burden in women with low-grade abnormal cervical cytology in the TOMBOLA trial: psychometric properties of the Process and Outcome Specific Measure (POSM)

POSM question Worry factor Information-Support factor
Since getting my smear result I have been worried that I may have cervical cancer. 0.846  
Since getting my smear result I have been worried about my general health. 0.819  
Since getting my smear result I have been worried that my next smear will show changes to the cells. 0.814  
Since getting my smear result I have been worried about having sex. 0.581  
In general I feel well enough informed about what my smear result means.   0.778
Since getting my smear result I have been satisfied with the support I have had from other people.   0.767
Since getting my smear result the way I feel about myself has changed.   0.445
  1. Factor loadings under 0.4 have been suppressed for clarity.