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Table 3 Factor loadings for the osteoporosis drug treatment benefits and drug treatment barriers sub-scales, N = 871

From: Measuring patient perceptions about osteoporosis pharmacotherapy

   Factor Loadings*  
Items   Benefits Barriers Unique Variance
Osteoporosis drug treatment benefits    
1 Drug treatments can help to build strong bones 0.80 0.07 0.36
2 You would feel good about taking drug treatments to prevent osteoporosis 0.94 -0.06 0.11
3 Drug treatments can cut down the chances of broken bones 0.87 0.10 0.25
6 You would consider taking drug treatments to prevent broken bones 0.90 -0.06 0.17
11 If your doctor advised you to, you would take drug treatments to prevent broken bones 0.78 -0.12 0.36
Drug treatment barriers    
8 You are taking too many medications -0.12 0.85 0.25
9 You have stomach problems that limit your ability to take drug treatment 0.14 0.56 0.69
  1. *Varimax solutions calculated using polychoric correlation and asymptotic covariance matrices, explains 78.2% of model variance (benefits: 57.2%, barriers: 21.0%).
  2. Sub-scales labeled based on item content.
  3. Items 8 and 9 reverse coded prior to factor analysis.