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Table 4 Results from the exploratory factor analysis (unweighted least square) of the original Anticipatory Grief Scale (n = 270)

From: Psychometric evaluation of the anticipatory grief scale in a sample of family caregivers in the context of palliative care

Item numbers Factors and factor loadingsa h2b
I II III IV
1 0.648   0.302   0.523
2     0.685 0.600
3   0.339 0.426   0.343
4    0.619   0.537
5     0.563 0.389
6 0.417   0.346   0.331
7   0.392 0.473   0.443
8    0.414   0.242
9   0.588    0.440
10   0.375 0.677   0.626
11    0.400 0.437 0.391
12 0.445   0.480   0.583
13   0.502   0.545 0.581
14    0.310   0.130
15 0.805     0.666
16    0.552   0.471
17      0.240
18   0.604    0.456
19     0.447 0.221
20   0.731    0.613
21 0.612 0.326    0.521
22      0.241
23 0.776     0.656
24   0.523 0.379   0.498
25 0.707     0.558
26    0.663   0.534
27    0.445   0.230
Explained variance, (%) 26.3 12.1 7.5 6.5  
Cum. Variance, (%) 26.3 38.4 45.9 52.4  
  1. aFactor loadings below 0.3 are omitted
  2. bCommunality values