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Table 2 Item characteristics of regret intensity at first survey (n = 329). Number left of item description corresponds to the item order in the scale

From: Validation of the German version of two scales (RIS, RCS-HCP) for measuring regret associated with providing healthcare

When I think about the situation that caused my major regret… % at lowest value % at highest value Mean (SD) Loading of PCA
RIS-10
1. Emotions come back to me 8.0 18.7 3.14 (1.22) 0.63
2. I feel uncomfortable 14.7 12.2 2.8 (1.23) 0.74
3. I feel devalued 52.8 4.1 1.88 (1.16) 0.77
4. I feel ashamed 44.4 7.8 2.17 (1.31) 0.73
5. I have a knot in my stomach 43.0 6.5 2.19 (1.28) 0.75
6. I feel anger rising in me 43.6 8.5 2.23 (1.36) 0.46
7. At home, I have trouble falling asleep 70.0 1.6 1.56 (1.0) 0.62
8. At work, I have trouble concentrating 74.6 0.3 1.35 (0.70) 0.68
9. I have the impression I am not really made for this work anymore 68.0 3.4 1.60 (1.06) 0.60
10. I want to cry 71.7 0.9 1.45 (0.83) 0.68
10-item regret intensity scale 2.2 0.0 2.0 (0.78)
  1. SD standard deviation, PCA Principal Component Analysis