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Table 5 Results from the exploratory factor analysis (unweighted least square estimation with varimax rotation of the factors) of the modified 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
Behavioral reactions
 3 0.548   0.343
 4 0.537   0.342
 7 0.582   0.392
 10 0.755   0.587
 16 0.578 0.314 0.433
 18 0.603   0.377
 20 0.691   0.479
 24 0.639   0.480
Emotional reactions
 1   0.654 0.488
 15   0.816 0.668
 21 0.350 0.631 0.520
 23   0.727 0.553
 25   0.702 0.549
Explained variance (%) 40.0 15.3  
Cum. Variance (%) 40.0 55.3  
Ordinal alpha 0.83 0.84  
  1. aFactor loadings below 0.3 are omitted
  2. bCommunality values