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Table 2 Factor Arrays: scores against each item by factor

From: Exploring subjective constructions of health in China: a Q-methodological investigation

Statements Factor Arrays
1 2 3 4 5
1. Body constitution that can indicate the susceptibility to diseases 2 3 5 3 3
2. Ability to adapt to weather changes −3 −1 −3 − 1 −5
3. Body weight −2 0 −1 0 −1
4. Spiritual appearance 2 2 4 3 0
5. Natural colour and appearance of face −2 1 −2 1 −4
6. Feeling of tiredness −1 1 1 −1 −2
7. Body strength of doing things −1 2 0 −1 2
8. Feeling of discomfort −2 2 2 0 −2
9. Feeling of pain −1 4 2 2 −3
10. Desire of having food 0 2 0 3 −3
11. Feeling of pressure −1 0 2 −3 3
12. Feeling of depression −2 1 3 −3 0
13. Feeling of anxiety −1 0 2 −2 1
14. Tendency of being angry −2 −1 0 −1 − 1
15. Feeling of fear −5 −2 − 2 −5 0
16. Feeling of loneliness −3 −2 −2 −4 −1
17. Self-confidence 3 −2 1 2 2
18. Ability to remain stable and peaceful in mood 2 0 1 0 1
19. Sleep quality 1 3 3 4 0
20. Ability to walk about 3 4 −1 −4 2
21. Ability to perform usual activities 4 3 0 −2 −1
22. Vision 0 1 −5 0 5
23. Hearing 0 0 −4 1 4
24. Ability to communicate with people 1 −2 −1 1 0
25. Ability to wash and dress oneself 5 5 0 −3 0
26. Dependence on medication −3 1 0 −2 −2
27. State of sex life −4 −2 −4 − 2 0
28. Ability to think things clearly 2 0 −1 0 2
29. Ability to perceive changes in surrounding and to respond swiftly 0 0 −2 −1 1
30. Ability to remember things 1 −1 −3 2 1
31. Ability to make decisions −1 −4 −3 1 0
32. Ability to concentrate 0 −1 −2 2 2
33. State of social relations 1 −4 0 1 − 2
34. Ability to adapt to the social environment 3 −3 0 −1 − 1
35. Support from one’s social network 0 −3 −1 −2 −2
36. Social morality 1 −5 −1 0 1
37. Life attitude 4 −1 4 2 4
38. “Breadth of mind” 2 −3 1 1 3
39. Regularity in daily life 0 1 3 4 1
40. Diet habits 0 0 2 5 −4
41. Sense of satisfaction with life 1 −1 1 0 −3
42. Family medical history −4 2 1 0 −1