Skip to main content

Table 2 Item factor loading, item-total correlations, and the variances explained

From: Development and psychometric testing of a questionnaire to assess Nurse’s perception of risks during enteral nutrition

Items Factors Item-total correlation
1 2 3
Without a flushing tube correctly after administering EN. 0.858 0.254 0.128 0.687
Without confirming gastric retention before administering EN. 0.833 0.248 0.236 0.677
Without confirming the location of the tube before administering EN. 0.817 0.219 0.162 0.635
The pump speed of EN solution was not personalized. 0.811 0.221 0.274 0.716
Without elevating bed head at least 30° during EN 0.796 0.205 0.124 0.653
Insufficient tube placement. 0.781 0.328 0.189 0.701
The complications of EN were not dealt with timely. 0.778 0.233 0.299 0.693
The person who placed the tube was not realized that the tube was misplaced. 0.771 0.288 0.201 0.682
The tube was lack of identification. 0.767 0.305 0.124 0.671
Without using a pump to administer EN. 0.766 0.147 0.165 0.578
The tube was misconnected. 0.739 0.294 0.063 0.616
The medical staff was lack of knowledge of EN. 0.733 0.294 0.288 0.684
The temperature of EN solution was inappropriate. 0.718 0.383 0.038 0.675
Medical staff did not update the knowledge of EN timely. 0.713 0.312 0.368 0.703
Screening and evaluation were not performed as required during EN administering. 0.710 0.412 0.064 0.683
Constipation may occur during EN administering. 0.222 0.831 −0.054 0.585
Metabolic complications may occur during EN administering. 0.285 0.817 0.060 0.567
Abdominal distension may occur during EN administering. 0.234 0.799 0.048 0.528
Abdominal cramps may occur during EN administration. 0.291 0.794 0.098 0.591
Diarrhea may occur during EN administering. 0.167 0.778 0.100 0.508
Long-term compression of the tube causes local skin/mucosal damage. 0.203 0.773 0.132 0.549
Infection may occur during EN administering. 0.341 0.728 0.100 0.608
Aspiration may occur during EN administering. 0.247 0.673 0.673 0.550
Long-term use of enteral tube feeding can lead to degeneration of gastric function. 0.271 0.709 0.101 0.585
Tube occlusion may occur during EN administering. 0.144 0.748 0.153 0.481
Tube displacement may occur during EN administering. 0.353 0.736 0.074 0.563
The total energy intake of EN was not up to patients’ demand. 0.278 0.080 0.891 0.485
Without choosing the appropriate EN solution based on the changes in disease. 0.324 0.090 0.876 0.520
The intake of EN solution was excessive. 0.323 0.081 0.876 0.522
Eigenvalue 15.238 3.688 1.768  
Explained variance rate (%) 52.544 12.716 6.096  
  1. Factor 1: Risks of operation; factor 2: Risks of EN-related adverse events; factor 3: Risks of EN solution selection. EN enteral nutrition