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Table 5 Oblimin-rotated factor loadings for the ASCOT-Carer, CES and EQ-5D-3 L items (n = 387)

From: Measuring the outcomes of long-term care for unpaid carers: comparing the ASCOT-Carer, Carer Experience Scale and EQ-5D-3 L

Factor a
MeasureItem123Uniqueness
ASCOT-CarerOccupation0.86  0.29
Control over daily life0.87  0.24
Self-care0.66  0.43
Personal safety0.43  0.55
Social participation0.82  0.27
Time and space to be yourself0.84  0.31
Feeling supported and encouraged0.68  0.56
CESActivities outside caring0.76  0.32
Support from friends and family0.44  0.79
Assistance from organisations /government   0.97
Fulfilment from caring  0.500.61
Control over caring  0.690.54
Getting on with the person you care for  0.780.32
EQ-5D-3 LMobility 0.83 0.28
Self-care 0.85 0.25
Usual activities 0.92 0.17
Pain 0.72 0.45
Anxiety/depression   0.67
Eigenvalue6.512.281.18 
Proportion of variance59.3%80.1%90.1% 
  1. a We only present the highest factor loading per item, which is also > 0.40
  2. Items with uniqueness > 0.60 are shown in bold text