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Table 2 Structure matrix of the German FROM-16 showing the loading of each item onto the two factors

From: Validation of the German version of the Family Reported Outcome Measure (FROM-16) to assess the impact of disease on the partner or family member

Item number Item description Exploratory Factor Analysis—English questionnaire (Golics et al. 2014) Exploratory Factor Analysis—German questionnaire Equivalent 2-factor Confirmatory Factor Analysis—German questionnaire
Emotional Personal and social life Emotional Personal and social life Beta (standardized parameter estimates)
Emotional domain
 1 I feel worried 0.696 0.670 0.402 0.524
 2 I feel angry 0.766 0.531 0.606 0.314 0.590
 3 I feel sad 0.861 0.434 0.753 0.330 0.650
 4 I feel frustrated 0.814 0.508 0.662 0.345 0.611
 5 It is difficult to find someone to talk to 0.613 0.519 0.512 -0.036 0.268
 6 Caring for my family member is difficult 0.461 0.503 0.435 0.579 0.637
Personal and social life domain
 7 It is hard to find time for myself 0.466 0.697 0.351 0.782 0.632
 8 My every day travel is affected 0.575 0.743 0.230 0.717 0.552
 9 My eating habits are affected 0.446 0.761 0.306 0.652 0.583
 10 My family activities are affected 0.761 0.582 0.503 0.643
 11 I experience problems with going on holiday 0.700 0.426 0.497 0.524
 12 My sex life is affected 0.530 0.687 0.313 0.351 0.252
 13 My work or study is affected 0.437 0.769 -0.067 0.715 0.463
 14 My relationships with other family members are affected 0.517 0.723 0.463 0.524 0.554
 15 My family expenses are increased 0.768 0.312 0.703 0.526
 16 My sleep is affected 0.540 0.640 0.544 0.549 0.585
  1. Extraction method: Principal component analysis. Rotation method: Oblimin with Kaiser Normalization