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Table 1 Rotated component matrix of the 45-item, 8-factor Holistic Health Status Questionnaire

From: Holistic Health Status Questionnaire: developing a measure from a Hong Kong Chinese population

Item Factor
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
My mood is delighted. .723 .174 .040 .405 .038 .074 .030 .000
I feel happy. .683 .178 −.004 .346 −.045 .144 .017 .054
I feel very frightened. .682 .045 .200 −.107 .074 −.058 .009 .023
I feel confused. .669 .157 .313 .116 .134 −.072 .208 .021
With this illness, I cannot take care of myself. .664 .196 .079 .001 .058 −.071 −.086 .009
My heart feels heavy. .659 .134 .251 .198 .119 −.043 .096 .023
I feel sad. .657 .151 .260 .206 .121 −.098 .253 −.019
I am really afraid that my illness will get worse. .617 .138 .227 −.017 .057 −.071 .155 .032
I feel really uncomfortable emotionally. .595 .213 .190 .216 .129 −.052 .263 .067
I have peace in my heart. .592 .107 .083 .430 .026 .037 .041 .138
I feel that my illness is causing trouble to my family. .566 .397 .037 −.221 .183 −.094 .026 .016
Living with this illness is hard. .563 .339 .222 .132 .201 −.066 .031 .064
I want to cry. .535 .059 .262 .140 .084 −.180 .124 .076
There is something wrong with my body. .517 .053 .363 −.056 .008 .088 .151 −.130
I ask, “Why do I have this illness?” .507 .097 .106 −.079 .109 −.078 .446 −.015
I feel weak in my body / limbs. .434 .220 .415 .017 −.042 −.093 .026 −.023
It is not the same any more at work. .134 .739 .184 −.019 .076 −.101 .058 −.010
I feel different than before when at home. .180 .669 .153 .159 .073 −.109 .083 −.012
With this illness, I feel I have lost all my freedom. .345 . 637 −.007 .112 .081 .034 .176 −.021
I have become more clumsy than before. .166 .612 .335 −.031 .165 .033 −.141 −.129
I do not go out as often as before. .309 .593 −.002 −.027 −.140 .039 .212 −.057
It is a burden for my family to take care of me. .416 .467 −.147 −.369 .081 .043 .079 .104
I feel dizzy. .285 .037 .628 .044 −.010 −.043 −.055 .161
I feel pain all over my body. .264 −.013 .596 .132 −.073 .001 .060 −.027
My appetite has worsened. .021 .384 .533 .014 .057 −.036 .239 .061
I feel uncomfortable all over my body. .483 .161 .531 .023 −.089 −.042 .108 −.041
I feel really tired. .315 .244 .526 .043 .055 −.184 −.031 −.112
My memory has worsened. .142 .130 .516 .144 .177 .014 −.254 −.109
I get headaches. .385 −.086 .480 .119 −.031 −.056 .189 .125
My family gives me great comfort. .131 −.102 .195 .848 −.013 .050 .025 .009
My family cares a lot about me. .131 −.085 .141 .834 .004 .044 .010 .093
My friends give me great comfort. .165 .192 −.060 .511 −.074 .037 −.048 .002
There is hope in my future! −.007 .102 .312 .346 .231 .323 −.180 −.057
I believe that it is predestined! .151 .093 .048 −.026 .880 −.050 .138 −.096
I believe it is fate. .171 .068 .011 −.024 .861 −.039 .117 −.044
I think this is divine intervention. .113 .058 −.035 −.028 .775 −.044 .173 −.055
I believe the Heavens/God/my religion is taking care of me. −.109 −.052 −.071 .091 −.075 .895 −.096 .037
I find it helpful to pray to God/gods/my religion. −.096 −.084 −.116 .048 −.090 .884 −.031 −.013
I’ve caused my own illness! .221 .144 −.058 −.064 .233 .078 .625 .041
I still have much unfinished business. .333 .184 .014 −.064 .038 −.074 .549 .112
I believe that this is karma! .008 .015 .064 .068 .296 −.143 .517 −.011
I don’t get good sleep. .100 .151 .272 .238 −.028 −.155 .287 −.236
So I am sick, anyway I have to accept it . −.032 .008 .066 .053 .041 .071 .085 .830
I can’t help getting sick, so I should not think too much about it. .108 −.089 −.054 −.048 −.049 −.181 −.134 .685
I think, “Let it be!” .087 .002 .000 .091 −.186 .098 .130 .634
Eigenvalues 11.46 3.37 2.29 2.16 2.04 1.44 1.40 1.21
% of variance by factor 25.48 7.50 5.09 4.81 4.52 3.21 3.10 2.68
  1. Items of respective factors with factor loadings bold and underlined. 1 psychological expression, 2 changes in self and family, 3 physical symptoms, 4 social and family connectedness, 5 fatalism, 6 religion and faith, 7 self-query, 8 coping style